Earlobe Repair

Piercing an earlobe places it at risk of tearing. The amount of stretching of the earlobe opening depends on the size, style and weight of the earrings you wear. The larger, dangle-style earrings can easily catch on clothing or be grasped by a child, resulting in a partially or completely torn earlobe. Repair of a torn earlobe is performed by Dr. Green for patients the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions using a local anesthetic. Torn and elongated ear lobes are repaired with a minor surgical procedure. Most torn ear lobes can be repaired by simply taking out the edges of the tear and repositioning the new edges evenly and allowing them to heal in place. Elongated and misshaped earlobes can be shortened or reshaped to provide a more attractive, youthful appearance. Filler injections make thin earlobes thicker and more resistant to tears in the future.

How soon can I wear earrings after earlobe repair surgery?

It is recommended to wait about six months before you get your lobe re-pierced.

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