Do you have stretched or torn earlobes?
Ear piercings or earrings is one of the world’s oldest known forms of body modification, and presently very common among many women and men alike. Unfortunately after many years of wearing heavy earrings, stretching of the earlobe can occur causing the sagging or even tearing of the earlobe. This common problem can be easily repaired in less than 45 minutes while under local anesthesia. A common misconception in regards to ear lobe repair is that you can never wear earrings again, but on the contrary, once your ears are repaired and healed you can begin wearing your desired type of ear jewelry once again.
Dr. Hovsepian performs earlobe repair in the office using local anesthesia. The incision is made where the hole was and it is repaired with a “mini-flap” technique. You will be able to re-pierce the ear in 6-8 weeks, and Dr. Hovsepian will be happy to do it for you.
Earlobe repair can be performed on most ears that are not aesthetically pleasing due to stretching or tearing. And best of all his procedure is quick and has no down time!
Before and after photos of a 43-year-old female with a left-sided earlobe tear due to long term wearing of heavy earrings. Repair took only 20 minutes. Note that the earlobe repair is completely healed only after 2 weeks. The patient will undergo new earlobe piercing at 6 weeks.