Aesthetically Pleasing Lobes
Earlobe defects are a common problem with a simple solution. Whether adorning the ears with jewelry or gages, the possibility of tears and permanent alteration is introduced. A simple repair can get things shaped up. Dr. Robert ‘Bo’ Brobst in Plano can help to recover and repair any tears or stretched holes from gauges and heavy earrings.
Repair your confidence
Earlobe repair is a surgery that fixes earlobes that are stretched or torn. This can happen if the earlobe is stressed with gauges or heavy earrings. To fix the earlobe, it might need to be reshaped or rebuilt.
The team at Brobst Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is highly experienced in repairing your earlobe with minimal scarring. Our results give you the confidence to wear your hair up, go on the interview, meet your date, or any scenario where your ears may be a cause of embarrassment.
After years of damage…
Restoring the look of the earlobe and enhancing the appearance of the ear as a whole are both benefits that come with having an earlobe repair done. If the earlobe has been badly stretched or torn, which can make it difficult to use certain types of earrings or earbuds, an earlobe repair may be able to enhance the function of the earlobe as well as improve the appearance of the earlobe. If you have a ripped or strained earlobe and are otherwise in excellent health, you are considered a suitable candidate for earlobe repair.
You have options
During your appointment with Dr. Brobst, he will talk to you about your earlobe and your medical history. He will explain your options and what will happen during the surgery. Dr. Brobst wants you to understand everything and have all your questions answered before the surgery. He thinks it is important for you to know what is happening and be confident in the process. This will help you get the best results. You and Dr. Brobst will work together to improve your appearance.
Earlobe repair can be performed under local anesthetic. Incisions remove the old scar tissue surrounding previous piercings, plugs, or gages. The ear lobe is then reconstructed to create normal contours. A small paper tape dressing is applied, and discharge back to work or home is possible.
Over-the-counter pain medications are adequate if desired but rarely used. Swelling and bruising are uncommon. The dressing and sutures are removed in one week. Incision cleaning and ointment application are occasionally required for a few more days after suture removal. Normal activities can be restarted immediately, except for those that may result in direct trauma or submersion underwater. The final result is present in a couple of weeks, and the piercing can be performed in six weeks.
After your procedure, Dr. Brobst will provide you with instructions for caring for your earlobes, like not wearing heavy earrings or gauging your ears again.
Yes. The standard wait time for re-piercing after surgery is four to six weeks. To repair a damaged earlobe, Dr. Brobst may choose to re-pierce the ear. No matter how soon you get a new piercing, you should always leave at least three to four millimeters between the old tear and the new one.
Each situation is unique; the answer to this question may change. This figure can change depending on a variety of factors, including the length of time invested, the difficulty of the repair, the location, etc. Ear lobe reconstruction might cost anything from $500 to $2,000.
We want to welcome you into our Plano office for a consultation to chat about how we can protect and preserve your beauty. We want to get to know you as a person and develop a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle. At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you’re more than a patient — you’re part of our family. We want to take care of you the way family should. Schedule your consultation to get started today.