What is Earlobe Repair?
Over time, earlobes tend to naturally elongate. That fact coupled with the use of heavy earrings can lead to a stretched appearance. Others get their earrings inadvertently pulled and they suffer a torn earlobe. In any case, the result is unsightly and inconvenient. Earlobe repair surgery can address these concerns and restore the natural appearance of the earlobes.
Who is a Candidate for Earlobe Repair?
Whether your earlobes are stretched naturally, or have been gauged or torn, Dr. Kayastha can repair these stretched and torn earlobe conditions, resulting in a natural appearing earlobe. Some people choose to have their earlobes dilated by progressively gauging them, a trend which has become more popular in recent years. Also increasing in popularity is the correction of the stretched earlobe condition created by gauging the earlobes. Dr. Kayastha will also repair these gauged earlobes in a similar manner as he would for stretching due to heavy earrings, although the gauged earlobes may initially appear in a more extreme condition.
What Happens During Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe repair is performed in the office with local anesthesia. The techniques used will depend on the extent of earlobe repair required. In some cases, excess drooping tissue can be removed to reshape the earlobe. In the case of a torn earlobe, the two ends can be brought together and stitched.
What will my Recovery be Like?
Because earlobe repair is a very minor procedure, recovery only takes a few days. Patients can expect very minor discomfort and swelling that should diminish in the next few days. Once fully healed, patients can even choose to have their new earlobes re-pierced.
For more information on earlobe repair and how you can benefit, schedule your consultation with Dr. Kayastha in Latham.