Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
Results of Los Angeles, Hollywood Patient’s Surgery with Dr. Umar to Repair Split Earlobe: Ear piercings can stretch downward from the weight of earrings, damaging the lobe by creating a split. This can happen when heavy earrings are worn and the tissue tears, leaving a vertical split. This patient came to see Dr. Umar about her torn earlobe that was caused by the use of earings. Dr. U recommended a simple surgery to repair the split earlobe.
Torn Earlobe from Earrings Before Photos:
This patient from Los Angeles, Hollywood enjoyed wearing earrings and wanted to wear them again one day. A torn earlobe from earrings can take the form of a downward stretch in the tissue or it can be torn all the way through the lobe. This patient’s earlobe was severed all the way through. Dr. U recommended a split ear repair surgery that would mend the split earlobe so the patient would be able to wear earrings again.
Torn Earlobe Surgery Procedure Photos:
The procedure for earlobe surgery can be done by a dermatologist at their office instead of at a hospital. Local anesthesia is injected, allowing the patient to not feel pain. The tear in the earlobe is refreshed using a scalpel and then stitched back together with sutures to reconstruct the earlobe’s previous shape. This is done by fixing the earlobe’s front surface, the tissue inside the earlobe, and the skin on the back surface of the earlobe. This creates a smooth looking earlobe with minimal scarring.
Earlobe Surgery Before and After Results Photos:
Stitches must stay in place for about a week before they can be removed. If the patient wants their ears pierced again they may do so 6-8 weeks after the repair. This patient was very happy with the results of the earlobe surgery. She said “even now that it’s been repaired and it’s healed it looks good, I’m excited to wear earrings again.” The patient said she would absolutely do this procedure again if it was ever needed.
Video: Repair Split Earlobe
This case represents a patient of Dr. U who underwent a procedure to repair a split earlobe. She is is very pleased with the simple surgery and her results.
Frequently Asked Questions – Repair Split Earlobe
What type of earrings can I wear after my torn earlobe surgery?
If a patient chooses to get their ears pierced again they should wear earrings that are made of pure metals, such as gold or platinum. The earrings should not be changed for two months.
How long does it take for my earlobe surgery results to heal? When can I get my sutures removed?
The sutures must remain in place for a week before they can be removed. The healing process is different for everyone depending on their tissue. Results can begin to be seen one the sutures are removed.
Can I wear earrings again after my earlobe surgery?
Yes, you can wear earrings after the split earlobe repair procedure. It is important to wait 6-8 weeks to get the ear pierced again after the surgery.
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