As I was fixing my earing, I ripped my ear lobe upwards towards my ear hole? What should I do?
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Ear lobe repair
Torn earlobe from earring
Who is a candidate?
#EarlobeReduction surgery as requested five patients who have extensively large earlobes that may be large from family traits, aging, the use of very large earrings or plugs, or previous facial surgery. #TornEarlobes can occur when an earing is caught on something pulling it through the lobe. This will result in a #SplitEarlobe or #CleftEarlobe.
The use of ear plugs and large piercings create large holes which require reconstruction to reform a normal appearing lobe.
#PixieEarlobes can occur after facial cosmetic surgery, leaving a long and large earlobe pulled down along the side of the face
#LargeEarlobes can occur as a family trait or just with aging. Our ears continue to grow each decade of life.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Generally these procedures are performed under local anesthetic and require 15 to 30 minutes depending upon how complex the particular case is. These are in-office , out-patient procedures.
Earlobe reduction usually cost between $500 and $1500 dollars depending upon the complexity of the correction, the surgeons experience, and city in which the surgery is being performed. Geographic costs can be found on Real Self or the websites for the American Society of plastic surgeons for the American Society of aesthetic plastic surgery
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Earlobe repair is a very common procedure usually done in your physicians office. I suggest calling a board certified plastic surgeon to set up a consultation. Best of luck.
Ear lobe repair
Ear lobe torn upwards by earring
- A torn ear lobe will not repair itself -
- It can be easily repaired with minor office surgery by a plastic surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Ear lobe Repair
Having a torn/stretched earlobe is pretty common occurrence.This is a minor procedure that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.The procedure is about 1 hour in length from start to finish.
Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your cosmetic goals and what is the best treatment for you.
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