Earlobe repair is one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery. The shape of the earlobe changes as a person ages and accidents or piercings can lead to unsightly split earlobes. How can you know if you are a good candidate this type of facial cosmetic surgery? Here are a few considerations to help you determine if earlobe repair is right for you.
Injured earlobe – Trauma that results in a split earlobe is the primary function of this type of surgery.
Piercing damage – Whether a piercing was made in the wrong place, you’ve worn heavy earrings for years, or a child grabbed hold of an earing and caused damage, earlobe repair may be right option for repairing the damage. The ear does not have to be completely split to repair it. Sometimes a piercing will simply become elongated due to years of use or because the ears continue to grow as we age.
Non-smokers preferred – Smoking affects blood flow in the body, and the result is that healing slows down. This can extend recovery times and lead to scarring. Therefore, non-smokers are definitely a better candidate for any type of surgery. However, you can also improve recovery time by ceasing smoking a few weeks before and after the surgery.
In good health – If you are suffering from a chronic or life-threatening illness, it is important to discuss this with your doctor before undergoing any sort of procedure.
Your Earlobe Repair Consultation and Procedure
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for earlobe repair is to let Dr. Alex see your ears and discuss your circumstances with you. Be sure to mention any health concerns and whether or not you are a smoker.
The earlobe repair surgery itself is a fast and safe procedure. Dr. Alex uses an Ellman radiofrequency knife to minimize bleeding. Stitches are removed after 10 days. If you want your ears pierced, our in-house esthetician can do so about 6 weeks after the procedure. Having the piercing done with us will ensure that it is placed optimally for the health of your earlobe, thereby reducing the risk of the lobe splitting again in the future.
If you are in need of earlobe repair, call NY Face Place today at 516.294.9454 to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art facial cosmetic surgery practice in Mineola, NY.