Earlobe repair surgery is fast becoming a common procedure in the US. More people are opting to have the procedure done to correct ripped or stretched earlobes.However, patients are often concerned about surgical scars, so they often ask their surgeon this question – Will my scars show from earlobe repair surgery?
Earlobe repair surgery
Earlobe repair surgery is a fairly simple procedure that is done to repair a torn earlobe. The tear often occurs because earrings, especially heavy earrings, pull down on the ear, and over time the skin stretches, causing the earlobe to split in some cases.
Earlobe repair surgery involves cutting out the inside area where the skin is torn or stretched. The edges are then sutured.The procedure is typically done in the surgeon’s office under local anesthesia, and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
The earlobe usually takes about 6-8 weeks to heal, after which it can be re-pierced.
Will your scars show?
The location of the incision for earlobe surgery will depend on the extent of the damage. There will be some degree of scarring after the operation. However, the technique used by the surgeon as well as post-operative care, can go a long way in helping to make the scars less noticeable. In most cases the scars from surgery are minimal, and simply look likevery fine lines. If the scars do not fade as they should, there are methods that can be used to minimize them.
If you’re unhappy with your earlobes, and would like to wear beautiful earrings again, contact Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD, to find out more about earloberepair surgery. Call 301-880-7022today, to schedule an appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nia Banks.