My right earlobe has been cleft since birth. (Grandmother had BOTH cleft from birth & could not even wear earrings.) 1) Is there a way the right can be repaired to closely match the left? (Not just trimming/pinning the left to match the cleft.) 2) If such a repair is feasible, would it require a synthetic filler, a fat graft or perhaps tissue from elsewhere on my body or even from the left ear? 3) Is there a surgeon in South Florida who would do a great job on it without breaking the bank?
Congenital Earlobe Repair in Florida? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Repair of an earlobe cleft or tear
Excision and layered closure would be an ideal first step to reconstructing your ear lobe cleft.
Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS
Los Angeles, CA
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