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, we will remove dressings from the earlobes, and healing is usually complete after several weeks.
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 surgeons Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson and Dr. Michelle Sieffert perform simple, office-based surgery under local anesthesia to correct these areas and restore the earlobes to their normal contours. This procedure typically lasts under an hour.
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), our team will re-pierce the ears with a sterile medical technique after several months of healing.
The Timeline & Causes Of Earlobe Damage
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.
About The Author
Dr. Michelle Sieffert is Donaldson Plastic Surgery’s resident facial surgery expert. Throughout her 10+ years of experience, she has helped thousands of patients reclaim their confidence through reconstructive surgeries like Tummy Tuck, Earlobe Repair and more. She strives to provide the best online education to individuals throughout the country who may be considering surgical intervention to help them become the best versions of themselves.
Military Admission Concerns That Can Be Corrected With Plastic Surgery
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