What Options are there for Fixing Split Earlobe?
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Earlobe repair in Los Angeles
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Torn earlobe repair cost
Repairing a torn earlobe that has resulted from an earring pulling through the earlobe is a straightforward procedure that can be done as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. The procedure involves removing the split tract of skin, and then repairing the edges precisely to achieve the best shape and contour. Scar will typically fade significantly over weeks to months, and the scar is often barely noticable once fully healed and matured. Repiercing can be done in six to eight weeks.
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Split Earlobe Repair
This is a relatively simple outpatient procedure that can be perfomed under local anesthesia. The split is excised and sutured together. The resulting scar is usually not very noticeable. The earlobe can be re-pierced after 6 weeks either just in front of, or just behind, the scar. The costs are not usually covered by insurance companies.
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For split or elongated earlobes, a simple outpatient surgery does the trick. It is done under local anesthesia in the office and you will have stitches for about one week. We re-pierce the ear at the same time with a small stud post earring. If the earlobe is just droopy, dermal fillers are a great way to get those earrings to face forward again rather than down.
Surgery is the only option
This is a simple operation that takes about thirty minutes and is done with just local anesthesia. I make my patients wait thirty days before I re-pierce them. Then in another two weeks they are back to wearing their own earrings.
Torn earlobe easily fixed
A torn earlobe can be easily fixed under local anesthesia. I have had patients do this during their lunch time and gone back to work. I recommend waiting 6 weeks before the ear is pierced again
Fixing Split Earlobes?
“Split” earlobes can be easily reconstructed under local anesthesia with minimal risk and recovery time. It is important to re-approximate the curved earlobe precisely to avoid step off or other visible deformity. I would suggest a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Split Earlobe Repair
Split earlobe repair is a simple office procedure done under local anesthesia. The healed edges of the skin along the splits are removed and sutured back together. I usually use dissolveable sutures so a return visit is not necessary. There is no real pain or swelling afterwards. One can re-pierce their ears six weeks after the procedure.
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