What is an Earlobe Repair?
The delicate tissue of the earlobes is surprisingly easy to tear, stretch or split. Excessive piercing, gauging, earlobe stretching, or even trauma can all cause damage that must be repaired to prevent infection or a loss of hearing. Earlobe repair surgery corrects this damage, restoring the lobes back to normal again.
Is Earlobe Repair Right for Me?
If you have very large holes in your earlobes due to gauging, you are at a higher-than-average risk of infection. Earlobe repair surgery is needed to correct the damage and prevent future infections. You may also desire surgical repair if your torn or split earlobes are causing you a great deal of discomfort or embarrassment.
Elements of an Earlobe Repair
Earlobe repair surgery is most often performed to sew two sides of the lobe together. This involves local anesthesia to numb the area and a series of stitches in front and behind the ear to connect the tissue together. Other types of earlobe repair could require removing skin or cartilage from one area of the body and placing it where it is needed on the earlobe.
How Long is the Recovery After an Earlobe Repair?
Not long at all. You will feel back to normal almost as soon as the effects of the anesthesia subside. However, you should avoid wearing earplugs, earphones, or earrings until Dr. Flannagan assures you that your stitches have completely healed. He may also ask you to avoid getting your earlobes wet and to wear a swim cap when showering or swimming.
How Much Does an Earlobe Repair Procedure Cost?
The first step in determining your cost is to schedule an earlobe repair consultation at Flannagan Plastic Surgery. This will allow us to develop a custom treatment program as well as a detailed cost analysis. We will then go over this cost analysis item by item to ensure you fully understand each item listed. After that, our team will work out the best financing option for your needs and budget. Most of our patients use a combination of the following to pay for their procedures:
- Personal or cashier’s checks
- American Express
- CareCredit® Financing
Why Choose Flannagan Plastic Surgery?
Flannagan Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective earlobe repair procedures to residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities. If you are in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky or Illinois, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn how earlobe repair could benefit you.