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Earlobe Repair in Phoenix, AZ

The earlobes can become damaged in various ways, but earrings are the most common culprit. Earrings are one of the most popular forms of body decorations, and for most people, they provide cosmetic benefits with no downsides.

However, aging and injuries related to wearing jewelry in the ears can significantly damage the earlobe tissues and cause permanent or long-term damage.

Earlobe repair surgery can fix torn, damaged, or split earlobes to create a more natural earlobe appearance. This can have significant effects on a patient’s self-confidence and professional bearing.

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Earlobe Repair Can Correct Damage From:

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What Should I Expect From My Earlobe Repair?

What Can I Expect at My Earlobe Repair Consultation?

During your earlobe repair consultation, Dr. Boll will examine your earlobes and ask about your cosmetic goals. She will also take the time to answer any questions you have about earlobe repair surgery.

How Is Earlobe Repair Performed?

Earlobe repair is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove the damaged tissues and stitch together the healthy tissues. This allows the ear to recover from damage like split or torn earlobes caused by piercings or injuries. These stitches are usually left in for about a week.

Dr. Boll can shorten the earlobe with an earlobe reduction surgery. During this procedure, excess tissue is excised, and the healthy tissues are stitched together to form a new, stronger earlobe. The healing tissues will be thinner than the original earlobe but will look natural.

Can My Earlobe Repair Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Earlobe repair is usually performed on its own because it treats a specific condition. However, it may also be performed with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as:

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What Is Recovery Like After Earlobe Repair?

Most patients will experience redness and swelling immediately after surgery. It may take a few hours for the local anesthesia to wear off. Patients should be fully recovered within seven to 10 days after surgery.

Will My Earlobe Repair Leave Scars?

Earlobe repairs will result in minor scarring. Any scars that do develop are usually difficult to see, small, and fade with time.

How Much Does Earlobe Repair Surgery Cost in Phoenix?

The cost of earlobe repair will vary depending on the size and complexity of the treated area, the technique used, and the surgeon fees. Dr. Boll will provide you with a personalized earlobe repair cost during your consultation.

Dr. Boll offers cosmetic procedure financing plans to help patients afford the treatment they desire.

Does Earlobe Repair Surgery Hurt?

Most patients will experience minor pain or discomfort following the procedure. Patients can usually manage these symptoms with over-the-counter medications.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Earlobe Repair

Am I a candidate for earlobe plastic surgery?

Anyone who has stretched or damaged earlobes is a potential candidate for earlobe repair surgery. Candidates should let their surgeon know if they have any conditions that may complicate their procedure.

Can my stretched earlobes tighten naturally?

In some cases where the damage to the earlobe was done recently (within a few weeks), and the injury is minor, the earlobe may heal naturally. Natural healing is more likely to occur in younger patients.

Once a month has passed after the injury, the earlobe is unlikely to continue to heal and may get worse (especially if an injury is aggravated by wearing earrings). In those cases, ear surgery is required to correct the issues.

If you want to know if you need earlobe repair surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Boll.

How long until I can get my ears pierced after ear repair surgery?

Most patients can get their ears re-pierced after about six weeks. Patients should only re-pierce their ears once the tissues have fully healed.

How can I prepare for earlobe repair?

Before undergoing earlobe surgery, patients should avoid alcohol and blood thinners for at least three to six days before the operation. Other herbal supplements or medications that can make bleeding worse should also be avoided to prevent complications during the procedure.

Are there any side effects of earlobe repair?

Earlobe plastic surgery, like other cosmetic surgical procedures, has some risk of complications. Complications are rare and usually minor, but the risk cannot be entirely eliminated.

Potential earlobe repair risks can include the following:

  • Swelling
  • Minor nerve damage
  • Unwanted scarring
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Asymmetrical earlobes

Will my earlobe repair results be permanent?

For most patients, the healed tissues will remain intact for the rest of their lives. An earlobe repair surgery can leave the healed tissues slightly weaker than the original earlobe. Patients should take care to ensure new injuries do not occur over time.