Permanent earlobe damage is now a thing of the past. If you have experienced a traumatic event, such as having an earring ripped out of your ear-which caused a tear, or worn gauges, earplugs, or tunnels, these devices may have caused unnatural deformation to your earlobe.
StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center on the Main Line, offers Earlobe Repair and reconstruction services to repair your torn or deformed earlobe. Located in Philadelphia, Dr. Ran Stark is committed to patient safety and satisfaction. Schedule your earlobe repair consultation today.
Earlobe Repair is an outpatient reconstruction cosmetic surgery to restore the appearance of your earlobe. If you want to fix your stretched or torn earlobe, an earlobe repair is your go-to fix for stretched or torn skin. Your earlobe repair surgery will depend on the extent of your damage. For tears or holes that are relatively small and your earlobe shape remains intact, you may be considered an ideal candidate to use fillers to repair your gap. Larger holes require excessive skin and tissue to be removed before your earlobe is repaired to its original shape.
Dr. Stark’s primary goal is to create a natural-looking earlobe shape to complement your facial features and overall appearance. Earlobe Repair is right for you if you have experienced any of the following:
Earlobe repair surgery may help you regain your self-confidence if your torn or disfigured earlobes have kept you from living your best life.
If you have experienced any of the above-listed concerns and are in overall good health, you are a good candidate for earlobe repair.
Dr. Ran Stark will assess your earlobe and the extent of repair you may need and will create a personalized treatment plan to provide you with exceptional results and an improved appearance.
Your surgical repair is specific to the size and shape of the gap that needs to be repaired. The elasticity of your skin is another factor that will determine Dr. Stark’s exact procedure.
Performed as outpatient surgery, you will use a topical or regional anesthetic so you will have no trouble returning home the same day. For minor repairs, the use of fillers is an optimal feature that allows your body to heal naturally. Again, your procedure is customized based on your earlobe repair needs.
In some cases, Dr. Stark may remove a layer of skin from inside your ear to diminish the gap and use sutures to keep it closed. Extensive repair requires removing excess skin to form a more natural earlobe shape. Even with significant repairs, you are still only receiving a regional anesthetic. Dr. Stark uses sutures and skin adhesive to secure the earlobe into its proper position to close the gap.
You may experience swelling and tenderness in the area. Dr. Stark will provide a post-operative plan to inform you of how to keep the area and stitches clean and manage any discomfort you feel. Recovery time differs for each patient. Follow your aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing.
You will see noticeable results after the swelling has gone down. Once the bandages are removed, you will finally see a natural-looking earlobe that compliments your features. It is advised to wait at least three months after your surgery before getting your ears pierced again.
You will have tenderness and swelling after your procedure, but there is minimal discomfort or downtime. Most patients manage any pain with over-the-counter pain relievers and can resume their normal activities.
Earlobe repair will vary in cost for each patient and depends on the extent of damage needing repair. Dr. Stark will discuss the cost with you during your consultation.
Even though your earlobe repair surgery is a cosmetic repair, health insurance providers typically cover repair procedures. It is best to speak to your insurance provider to get specific information about your surgery.
Your stitches may be removed after about a week but will depend on how fast your skin heals.
Explore your options of earlobe repair with StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. Dr. Stark will address your concerns and offer solutions for your earlobe repair surgery. Schedule your earlobe repair consultation today.
Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Stark brings decades of experience and training to each consultation. When you meet with Dr. Stark, he takes the time to give you information and options, so you can have confidence in your decision to move forward with the best procedure for you. Confidence. Personalized care. Impeccable results. That’s the Stark Difference. Discover that difference yourself by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stark today.
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