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.