Beautiful earrings are fun to wear but can do serious damage to your lobes. If you’re noticing the effects of years of heavy earrings, or you’ve experienced lobe trauma, earlobe repair can help refresh or repair unsightly stretching or tearing.
Earlobe Repair is for Everyone!
Though not often talked about, earlobe repairs are one of the most common cosmetic surgeries on the market. In 2013, more than 40,000 people opted to renew their lobes with this simple outpatient surgery. This simple procedure is perfect for anyone looking to improve their look without the stigma of “going under the knife.”
Though it may be hard to imagine, our earlobes take a beating. Often, patients have had their ears pierced since they were small children. Years of wearing heavy earrings can stretch the lobe, as well as the actual earring hole, making it difficult to keep earrings in place.
Additionally, the relatively modern trend of “stretching” the lobes using increasingly larger gauges of earrings looks trendy when you’re a youth, but it can also be seen as unprofessional as you enter the workforce.
Even those who have encountered lobe trauma, such as catching an earring on a piece of clothing and it tearing through the skin, can regain their ability to wear jewelry because of earlobe repair surgery!
Fast and Simple
It begins with the injection of a local anesthetic. Then, your doctor will suture the skin together at the edges of the tear or hole. The whole process takes between 15-20 minutes.
Once the anesthesia wears off, you’ll care for the lobes just as you would any other suture site. You may experience some pain for a few days, but it’s important to keep the area clean and bandaged as it heals. In 7-10 days, your doctor will remove the sutures and your lobes will be refreshed, repaired, and ready for piercing. It is recommended that patients wait at least two months before piercing the ears.
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Institute is proud to offer earlobe repair services at our Edina location. Contact Dr. Briden to schedule your consultation.