Mending the Ear with Dr. Cohen

The earlobe may tear gradually or abruptly. Wearing heavy earrings may cause the delicate tissue to break over time, and an accident or mugging may involve a sudden tear. Most of our patients who find themselves with a ripped earlobe say it is because a child playfully pulled on the jewelry dangling from their ear. Those who seek torn earlobe repair at our Orange County practice will be pleased to learn that the procedure is fairly simple, and that they will be able to wear earrings again in the future.

During Torn Earlobe Repair

Dr. William C. Cohen routinely performs torn earlobe repair at Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery surgical facilities in Orange County. A form of otoplasty, or cosmetic surgery of the ear, the reconstructive procedure is fairly quick and simple, and does not typically require general anesthesia (patients are given a local anesthetic). Torn earlobe repair varies, depending on the deformity. During each method, our surgeon will remove the skin surrounding the unnatural gap, producing a raw edge for him to rebuild. When tissue is completely missing to begin with, the reconstruction will be more complex.

After Torn Earlobe Repair

Torn earlobe repair patients will need to return to one of our Orange County offices about two weeks following the procedure. Dr. Cohen will remove sutures at this time, and apply a little ointment to facilitate the healing process. He usually advises patients to wait about six months before wearing earrings again. Any potential scarring will hardly be noticeable.

Learn More about Torn Earlobe Repair

Dr. Cohen is available to answer any of your questions regarding torn earlobe repair at either of our Orange County practice locations. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, contact the staff at Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. William C. Cohen specializes in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat surgery. He is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Orange County Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Orange County Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in facial plastic surgery or if you are suffering from an ENT related issue, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Cohen at this office in Orange, CA. During an initial appointment, Dr. Cohen can recommend the appropriate treatment for you. You can request a consultation through the form below or you can simply give our Orange County practice a call.

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