Ear lobe repair
EAR LOBE REPAIR
What is Ear lobe repair surgery?
Ear lobe repair is a very commonly performed facial cosmetic surgical procedure to repair a torn, droopy, or stretched ear lobe. Ladieswear heavy earrings and ear jewelry. With age, the weight of the earring stretches and tears the ear lobe. Sometimes accidentally too, the earring could be pulled to tear apart the lobe. Ear lobe repair or autoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis to repair these kinds of torn lobes.
How is Ear lobe repair surgery performed?
The surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The skin edges of the enlarged hole or tear is excised to create a fresh raw margin. These edges are then meticulously stitched both on the facial aspect and the inner aspect towards the skin using fine suture materials. The sutures are usually removed in 7 to 10 days.
What to expect after Ear lobe repair surgery?
The stretched or torn ear lobe repairs absolutely normal. But it is advisable not to use earrings for a period of 3 to 6 months as these are weak areas post-surgery. New piercings are usually done away from the suture line to prevent breakdowns.
How to go-ahead for the procedure with Dr. Arun once you have decided?
Dr. Arun Panda is a fellowship-trained Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. He is well experienced in various Facial plastic surgeries, Non-surgical Facial aesthetic procedures, and Hair Transplant surgery. His practice is totally dedicated to what he mentions as “creating beautiful faces”!
Once the treatment plan in regards to the repair of the ear lobe is finalized, patients are explained in detail regarding the surgery, its outcome, complications, achievable results, etc. Once understanding is made, the patient is asked for investigations and surgery is finalized.
Statistics (scale of 1 to 10):
Pain factor: 2
Patient satisfaction: 10