What is the best method of stretched earlobe repair that can give me the most aesthetically pleasing/natural result? (Photo)
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Seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon as pricing varies from surgeon to surgeon. Price can range from $400-$800. You will be able to re-pierce your ears 2 months after you have the earlobe repair done. Good luck, Dean Vistnes.
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Hello and thank you for your question. Typically the best method for repairing the earlobe is the wedge resection repair. Removing the hole and damaged skin and sewing it back together is going to give you a smoother more normal appearing earlobe. You will have a pink scar for a few months that you should not re-pierce through when your surgeon approves you to do so. Protecting it from the sun will help it to fade to a line you will hardly see. Good luck!
This is a great question. There are many different ways to approach earlobe repair. The method a surgeon chooses usually depends on what the defect is, your skin, and the shape of you earlobe. For you the wedge method may work fine. The other method you describe works well for large defects. I would take the advice of the surgeon who has seen you in person and is able to do a full examBest of luckDr Rodman
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Best method of stretched earlobe repair that can give the most aesthetically pleasing/natural result?
Thank you for your picture! I particularly like using the wedge - I find that it heals the best long term while giving the ear lobe as much strength as possible for piercing in the future. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after closing before re-piercing the ear. The best way to determine which particular method works best is with a physical exam, as you can see both the front and back of the ear as well as feel how much strength is at the margin. Best of luck. I hope some of this helps.
What is the best method of stretched earlobe?
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