Veda Medical offers earlobe repair & rejuvenation at our Live Oak offices for clients looking to improve the structure and appearance of their earlobes. Earlobes are prone to stretching and tearing, especially if they are pierced or gauged. Pierced ears can develop larger holes due to injury or heavy earrings, which can make it difficult to wear earrings. Earlobes can also shrink and lose volume as you age, which makes them more fragile and vulnerable to damage.
Both of these conditions can be reversed by earlobe repair & rejuvenation at our plastic surgery clinic. We offer cosmetic surgery to repair holes in earlobes and make them more suitable for earrings. This is an outpatient surgical procedure with minimal downtime and only a week’s healing process. Earlobes can also be rejuvenated with injectable dermal fillers in a thirty-minute treatment with no downtime.
What to Expect Before Earlobe Repair & Rejuvenation
If you’re considering earlobe repair & rejuvenation, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation at our plastic surgery clinic. At your appointment, one of our plastic surgeons will examine your ears and determine which treatment is right for you. Earlobe repair is ideal for anyone with expanded holes from large earrings, trauma, or major scarring from injury. Earlobe rejuvenation is also ideal for anyone without major trauma but with shrunken earlobes or loose skin due to aging.
Once a treatment plan is set, your plastic surgeon will advise you on how to prepare for your treatment. You should remove any earrings and ensure your earlobe skin is clean and free of any foreign substances or fragrances. Prep is minimal and, you will not need any help to get home after earlobe repair surgery. Your surgeon will also check your medication and allergy history to ensure there is no conflict with the anesthesia.
What to Expect During and After Earlobe Repair & Rejuvenation
Your treatment plan and recovery will depend on which type of earlobe repair & rejuvenation you have opted for.
At your earlobe repair appointment, your surgeon will apply a local anesthetic to your earlobes to ensure the surgery is painless. As the surgery only involves a small area of skin, general anesthetic is not needed. The surgeon will cut away small areas of skin between torn or stretched earlobes and sew the earlobes together in a straight line on the front and back of the lobe. Over time, the earlobes will heal and close naturally. This surgery lasts about an hour.
You will be free to return home after your surgery, and most people resume normal non-strenuous activities the next day. Your earlobes will be healed in a week and can be re-pierced in six to eight weeks.
Earlobe rejuvenation is a minimally invasive outpatient treatment that takes less than thirty minutes with little discomfort and no downtime or recovery period. Your plastic surgeon will apply a topical anesthetic and then inject a chosen dermal filler, fat, or collagen into the earlobe. This expands and stretches the earlobe, causing it to look fuller and making it easier to pierce your ears. The effect can be seen immediately and can be repeated as needed.
Is Earlobe Repair & Rejuvenation Right for Me?
- Are you looking to repair damage, stretching, or volume loss in your earlobes?
- Do you want a fast treatment with a visible effect and little to no recovery time?
- Are you looking for an easier time piercing your ears and wearing earrings?
- Do you want to avoid general anesthesia or longer surgeries?
Earlobe Repair & Rejuvenation
Earlobe repair and rejuvenation is an option for anyone dealing with damage, stretching, or volume loss in their earlobes. Those with holes or scarring may want to consider earlobe repair surgery, while those with volume loss can restore that fullness in a quick minimally invasive treatment. If you’re considering earlobe repair or rejuvenation, contact Veda Medical at our Live Oak offices for more information or to schedule an initial consultation today.