You may have stretched and even damaged your earlobes by wearing heavy, dangling earrings. Or you may have torn an earlobe in an accident, or gotten a keloid scar as a result of a simple ear piercing.
Earlobe repair can "refresh" and suture together the edges of your damage or tear. It's a relatively common procedure that takes only 15 to 30 minutes.
It's performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Ear lobe repair fixes the partial or complete tear through a pierced ear lobe caused by heavy earrings, or other things we mentioned above. It takes more precision to repair than a simple cut, since the forces that created it involved not just cutting, but stretching. Also, usually, the tear occurred years ago, and has healed in a less-than-ideal fashion. We repair the lobe, and then pierce it months later. Our goal is to make the torn ear as similar in appearance to its counterpart. We'll even re- pierce the ear for free.
Using both Plastic Surgery techniques and advanced technology, we typically repair ear lobes in minuets with no pain. Follow-up treatments using Laser technology further reduces any remaining scaring. As a surgically trained Physician with years of facial experience, Dr. Cantrell has the added experience of pierced ears herself so she is acutely aware of the esthetic and day-to-day issues involved with the challenges of some today's jewelry can place on the body.