Perhaps you have spent decades wearing heavy earrings to make a statement. Now it looks like your earlobes are trying to make the statement that two are better than one. You’ve heard about earlobe repair, and you want to know if it can help you to fix your earlobes and get them back to a natural look. Here are a few things you should know.
How Common Is Earlobe Repair Surgery?
This is one of the most common surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons. You shouldn’t feel like you are alone if you are unhappy with the shape of your earlobes. The ears continue to grow as we age, and the holes from a piercing can stretch and may even tear (especially if it was placed to close to the edge of the lobe to begin with.
How Does Earlobe Repair Surgery Work?
Earlobe repair surgery is an outpatient procedure. It is fast and safe. The procedure itself is usually performed in under 20 minutes. Recovery is quick too. The stitches are removed within 10 days. This fast recovery time is thanks to the Ellman radiofrequency knife, which allows Dr. Alex to cut very precisely without causing the lobe to bleed.
Can I Ever Wear Earrings Again?
Obviously, once the ear heals up, there will be no more hole. This means that you won’t be able to wear earrings for about 6 weeks after the surgery. At this time, you can have a professional re-pierce your ear and go back to wearing earrings normally. Seeing a professional esthetician at our facility will help to ensure that the piercing is placed properly.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Avoid Tearing the Ear Again?
Yes, here are a few tips to keep your earlobes safe:
- Only wear heavy earrings on special occasions, not every day.
- Don’t wear earrings that dangle when you know you will be holding a baby. Little ones tend to grab and pull on shiny objects.
- Take your earrings off before removing a pullover top, so the earrings don’t catch on the fabric.
- Never brush your hair with your earrings in. The brush can catch, especially on hoops.
Earlobe Repair Surgery in Mineola, NY
If you are in need of earlobe repair surgery on Long Island, contact NY Face Place today by calling 516.294.9454, or you can use our online appointment scheduler. We look forward to helping you get your youthful earlobes back.