You wore the big hoop earrings in the 80’s, and now your piercings are stretched… Your friend pierced your ears for free, and now one earlobe is split…
Many women who are unhappy with the size, shape and position of their piercings choose to have earlobe repair. Columbus, Ohio plastic surgeon Jeffrey Donaldson performs minor office-based surgery to correct these areas and restore the earlobes to their normal contours.
Small incisions are often hidden within the natural folds and creases of the ear, and the scar is minimized with three layers of repair. As a courtesy to his patients (included in the fee), Dr. Donaldson will re-pierce the ears with sterile medical technique after several months of healing.
In Columbus, Ohio, earlobe repair is now safe, effective and affordable at Donaldson Plastic Surgery.
There are patients who have purposefully engaged in ear stretching with wide gauges, and those whose heavy earrings created stretch over time by accident. Whether the earlobes were intentionally stretched or not, there are times and circumstances when stretched earlobes are no longer desired. There may be professional or personal reasons for seeking correction, and Dr. Donaldson can help you look natural once again.
The stretching process is usually gradual, and there is a point when your earlobes will not naturally retract. This point is different for everyone, and anyone who stretched quickly and skipped gauge sizes or had pulling or trauma to earrings will likely have damaged their earlobes even more significantly.
To repair stretched earlobes, Dr. Donaldson performs a simple in-office procedure under local anesthesia, which typically lasts under an hour. The procedure involves removing the stretched area of skin and then stitching the earlobe back together to create the natural contour of the ear. After several days, Dr. Donaldson will remove dressings from the earlobes, and healing is usually complete after several weeks.