Meet Dr. Epstein, he is a board certified oral and facial surgeon that specializes in creating customized surgeries best tailored to fit your desires and goals. A great listener and an all around kind person, he takes the time to make sure you feel heard so that you achieve the best results possible. We welcome you into our office and look forward to meeting you.
The ideal candidates for an earlobe repair are in good overall health. Earlobe repair can treat:
Surgery provides smooth, unbroken surfaces on the front and back of the ear, with minimally visible incision lines. You may choose to reconstruct the piercing hole in the ear at the time of surgery or have it re-pierced at a later date.
Earlobe repair typically requires only a local anesthetic for comfort during surgery. The first step is an incision to remove the damaged skin, creating a better surface for the repair. The earlobe tissues are sutured together and the skin is attached on both the front and rear of the ear using fine sutures for minimal scarring.
Antibiotic ointment is applied after surgery with a small bandage that is worn for a few days. There is typically little discomfort, which may be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. Some swelling or bruising may develop, but should resolve in a week or two. Stitches are removed after about a week. Showering is permitted during the recovery period.
Earlobes repaired with piercing holes may be strong enough for small posts in about six weeks, and heavy earrings in three months. Earlobes repaired with no piercing should be left intact for six months before re-piercing them.
Earlobe repair is a simple, low-risk procedure. Possible complications include infection, pain, redness, scarring, bleeding, asymmetry, and possible changes in sensitivity. During your consultation, these risks will be discussed, along with other procedural details.
If you have earlobe damage or stretched piercing holes, contact us to schedule a consultation. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss payment options.