Earlobe surgery in London is a straightforward and effective treatment for surgically correcting earlobes that have been either split or stretched by heavy earrings or traumatic injury. If you are concerned about the appearance of your split or stretched earlobes, and they are affecting your self-confidence, earlobe repair is the most appropriate treatment. Split earlobes most commonly occur when earrings catch on items of clothing, resulting in a partial or complete tear of the earlobe skin. They can also be caused by wearing large and heavy earrings for prolonged periods of time, leading to stretching and eventual tearing of the earlobe.
What does earlobe reconstruction involve?
The most appropriate surgical technique will be selected based on the appearance of your earlobe. Stretched earlobes may, in certain cases, require only a few stitches however, for severe stretching caused by tribal ear piercings, they may require surgical trimming before reshaping them to a smaller size. The price of earlobe repair will be determined by the extent of surgical correction and the amount of scar tissue involved. Other variables will include whether you intend to pierce your ears again in the future. Split earlobe repair starts from £500 for one ear. Earlobe reconstruction is quick to perform and takes no more than 30 minutes per earlobe with a local anaesthetic. There is no downtime required, and you will be able to leave the clinic immediately once the procedure is complete. Earlobe cysts can also be removed in the same procedure if required.
Split earlobe repair
A split earlobe occurs when the skin separates on the earlobe, causing a slit-like appearance. Your surgeon will determine the most appropriate method of a low repair once they have assessed you at an in-person consultation. Your medical history will be taken, and a physical examination will be performed. You will be seen by your dedicated patient coordinator to receive your earlobe prepare quotation. If you are happy to proceed, your surgeon may be able to carry out a split earlobe repair straight after your consultation for your added convenience.
Stretched earlobe repair
A stretched earlobe develops when the earlobe has been deliberately stretched using specific techniques such as earlobe plugs to enlarge the diameter of the earlobe. Sagging earlobes are often best treated with an earlobe reduction to reduce their size and improve their shape. There are two main treatment approaches for stretched earlobes depending on the size of the earlobe hole. Small diameter holes may only require a few stitches for effective closure. If the earlobes have stretched more than 1.5 cm, they cannot return to their original shape. The excess tissue will first need to be surgically removed before reshaping can be performed. Your durgeon will provide customised recommendations on optimising the appearance of your earlobe scars and will also advise you on when you can have your ears safely pierced again if you wish to do this.
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Split and stretched earlobe repair in London
Centre for Surgery in London is home to some of the best consultant plastic surgeons in the UK. Our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone is a specialist day surgery unit. Our surgeons have special expertise in the full range of earlobe surgery, including split earlobe repair, stretched ear lobe repair, tribal earlobe repair and earlobe reduction.
If you want to learn more about split or stretched earlobe repair, please contact us on 020 7993 4849 or complete the contact form below to schedule an in-person consultation with an expert surgeon. Subject to suitability and availability of theatre space, your surgeon may be able to perform earlobe repair in the same visit.