Earlobe Repair (Earlobe Reduction)
Earlobe Repair (Earlobe Reduction)
Earlobe Reduction & Torn Earlobe Repair in NYC
It’s very common for pierced earlobes to become stretched or torn. Earlobe tears can occur when earrings are snagged on clothing or pulled accidentally. Earring holes may become enlarged or stretched over time as a result of genetics or stress from wearing heavy jewelry. In some cases, even though earlobes may be undamaged, you may have aesthetic concerns. Thanks to time, gravity, and genetics, many earlobes will gradually become enlarged, losing their natural shape and proportions. The size and shape of earlobes may also be affected by a previous facelift procedure. Whatever the cause, earlobe repair and earlobe reduction are simple procedures that can be performed quickly and easily in the office, using local anesthesia. In most cases the earlobe may be re-pierced as early as three months after the procedure, if desired.*
|WHAT CAN EARLOBE REPAIR/EARLOBE REDUCTION DO FOR ME?*
|Repair torn earlobes
|Repair earring holes that have been stretched by heavy jewelry
|Repair earring holes that have become gradually larger over time
|Reduce the size of earlobes
Who is a good candidate for earlobe repair or earlobe reduction?
People who have torn, stretched, or damaged earlobes are generally good candidates for earlobe repair. People with enlarged earlobes, or people who are unhappy with the size and shape of their earlobes, may be good candidates for earlobe reduction. Dr. Levine will gladly meet with you to discuss whether you are a good candidate for these procedures.
|EARLOBE REPAIR/EARLOBE REDUCTION AT A GLANCE
|Performed in our accredited in-office surgical facility
Go home same day
|Sutures removed in 7-10 days
|Surgery time less than an hour
|Ears may be re-pierced in 3 months
How is earlobe repair performed?
Earlobe repair is a fast and simple procedure that may be performed immediately after an injury or delayed until the tissue is no longer inflamed. During the procedure, tissue may be repositioned and the wound will be closed with sutures.
How is earlobe reduction performed?
Earlobe reduction is a fast and simple procedure that is performed in the office using local anesthesia. During the procedure, excess tissue will be removed and the earlobes will be resized and reshaped. The wounds are closed with sutures, which will be removed in 7 to 10 days.
Can I pierce my ears again after earlobe repair and earlobe reduction?
Yes. In most cases, ears may be re-pierced as early as 3 months after the procedure.*
How can I prepare for earlobe repair and earlobe reduction?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Levine will examine your earlobes. He will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your surgery. He will let you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, and he will answer any questions that you may have.
What type of anesthesia will be used?
We recommend local anesthesia for earlobe repair and earlobe reduction.
What should I expect during earlobe repair and earlobe reduction?
The earlobe repair and earlobe reduction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art, in-office operating suite, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). The length of your procedure will depend on many factors, but on average, the procedure usually takes less than an hour.* After your procedure, you will be taken to our warm and caring recovery suite, where our licensed, registered nurse will make sure you are comfortable and assist in your recovery. You will be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
What can I expect after earlobe repair and earlobe reduction?
Every procedure is different, and you will receive detailed post-operative instructions for your specific needs. In general, patients experience minimal discomfort and there is no downtime after earlobe repair and earlobe reduction.* At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our concern for you doesn’t end when you go home. We’re dedicated to providing ongoing care to ensure a fast, safe, and smooth recovery. Dr. Levine will see you for post-operative visits, and he and our staff stand ready to answer any questions you may have about your recovery, as well as your overall health and well-being.