Repairing your earlobe is a simple, in-office procedure that is done to reshape the lowest portion of your ear, the earlobe. Most earlobe defects are due to trauma, a tear, scar healing because of piercing or gauging, and stretching from heavy earrings. Earlobe reduction is usually done for hanging earlobe tissue that is often seen in more mature ears.
This procedure is perfect for patients with stretched or torn ear piercings or someone who’s had gauges placed in their ears and wants to restore their ears to normal appearance.
This procedure is one of the least invasive surgeries performed and is done in our office under local anesthetic. Patients rarely complain of any pain and after your earlobes have completely healed, you can have your earlobe re-pierced if you choose.
Depending upon the type of repair being done your recovery time is typically between 2 to 6 weeks, and you can immediately resume doing everyday tasks. As a rule, there is no downtime, and most patients can wear earrings again about 10-12 weeks after surgery.
Dr. Clark is an active member of two prestigious professional societies for board-certified plastic surgeons: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS).