My Ear Lobe is Completly Ripped Open and Not Connected Anymore from Stretching my Ears? (photo)

how much is this going to cost to reconstruct to a normal earlobe? my ears were an inch and a half so if possible how much would it cost to do the other lobe to thats not torn like the one in the picture. its still connected.

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Earlobe Repair for a Torn and Gauged Earlobe

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Thank you for your question. Your earlobe may be reconstructed to restore a more natural earlobe size and shape. That is typically undertaken in an office setting using local anesthesia. See the link below for more information. Good luck.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe repair in Los Angeles

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Scar revision with earlobe reconstruction is a suitable option that can be performed in an outpatient setting. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Stretched Ear Lobe Repair

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  • Ear lobe repair after stretching or gauging of the ear lobes may be performed in a plastic surgeon's office using local anesthesia.  The post operative recovery is quite easy and not very painful.
  • Pricing often depends on how stretched the ear lobe is and how long the surgeon thinks the procedure will take to perform.
  • For repair of both ear lobes, pricing ranges from $500-$1000 depending on the size of the defect.
  • Definitely meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out more!

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Earlobe Repair for Torn Guaged Earlobe

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Thank you for the question and the photo. First, the skin appears somewhat raw or irritated in the photo. It will be important to let this heal for a little while, and get antibiotics if there are signs of infection, before attempting repair. That said, repairing your earlobe is certainly possible. I perform this procedure in the office, with a local nerve block. For significant stretching, as in your case, a very good result can be obtained with one procedure; a superior result may take a minimal refinement of the contour or scar as a second stage a few months later. Best of luck!

Repair of Torn guage holes

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Most plastic surgeons are able to repair this type of defect, but there will be some variations in skill, artistry and the patient's healing abilities. The price can range anywhere from $375 for a small elongated hole or cleft earlobe from a tear through, to $750 for a more complex repair on large guage holes.  It is done under local anesthetic and stitches are removed in a week.

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Repair of Gauged Earlobes?

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Thank you for the question.
This is a very more frequently requested procedure recently.  It is generally performed under local anesthesia and can produce excellent results.
Generally, this procedure costs $500-1000 depending on the situation. Like any other procedure, the skill and experience level of the surgeon is important and complications may arise-seek consultation with a well-trained board-certified plastic surgeon.
Best wishes.

Torn earlobes, earlobe reconstuction costs and insurance

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Earlobe reconstruction costs can vary following a torn earlobe, depending on the severity of the tear, the time and complexity of the repair.  However, in some cases health insurance companies may help cover the cost of the surgery.  If you have a health plan, check with your surgeon to see if they are able to ask your insurer for authorization to cover the surgery.  Best wishes.

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Torn earlobe

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actually a pretty easy fix for most surgeons.  The cost may vary a bit, probably 500 to 750 per lobe.  Just make sure you go to a real plastic surgeon.  We deal with these all the time.  Good luck!

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The good news is that it can be fixed under local anesthesia

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Thank you for the question and the photo.  A torn or stretched ear lobe can be fixed under local anesthesia.  These are relatively easy to fix and the results can be very good.  The cost associated with doing so will vary depending on area of the country and surgeon.  Plan on spending around 1000 for both earlobe to be repaired.  I suspect it might be a little more since the time involved in doing so is a little more.

All the best,

Dr Remus Repta

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Torn earlobes

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A torn earlobe like the one you have looks like it was from ears stretched from gauges.  The fees will vary from region to region.  Good luck.

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