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Earlobe repair is a quick, safe and effective plastic surgery procedure to correct ears stretched by tribal ear piercing or split earlobes torn when standard earrings tear through the inferior aspect of the earlobe.
Earlobe repair is a simple surgical procedure for men and women with stretched earlobes as a result of a ‘tribal’ ear piercing. Tribal ear piercing is performed by gradually increasing the diameter of the piercing in the earlobe with progressively increasing diameter rings. They are commonly referred to as flesh tunnels. Split Earlobe Repair is an additional procedure that Centre for Surgery provides for an earlobe which has torn entirely, most commonly as a result of accidental tearing.
There are some people who are not happy with the size of their earlobes because they feel that they are too large. In these cases, an earlobe reduction can be performed by removing excess earlobe tissue. When choosing earlobe repair, it is important that you consult with a qualified surgeon who has experience in these kinds of repairs.
When the earlobe is stretched to more than a certain diameter with a tribal ear piercing, it is then unlikely that the hole will fully contract to its original size. This results in an abnormally shaped earlobe which is often difficult to hide with hair, especially for men with shorter hairstyles. If you feel that stretched or split earlobes are affecting your appearance and with an impact on your work and career, the earlobe repair surgical team at Centre for Surgery can provide the full range of surgical treatment options.
Dangers of ear stretching
- Can cause an ‘ear blow-out’, which happens when the skin inside of the earlobe is forced out through the back of the piercing
- Earlobe repair is the only option for stretched ears to go back to normal again
- Can cause pain
Centre for Surgery is one of the most highly regarded providers of earlobe repair. Tribal Ear Piercing Correction is performed under local anaesthetic and typically takes 30-40 minutes per earlobe. Our surgeons perform a meticulous technique for widely dilated earlobes which has provided consistently effective results. It involves removing the excess tissue and using fine internal and external stitches in the earlobe to create a normal shape.
After your earlobe repair surgery there will be small scars on the ears which will at first be red, but will eventually fade to a pale silvery colour. After 4-6 months the earlobe should look almost completely normal with no obvious signs of the previous piercing. Ears can be re-pierced 2 months after the operation has taken place.
The rotational flap technique allows patients to safely and conveniently wear earrings two weeks post procedure instead of having to wait up to six months with the standard procedure. The length of this procedure takes between 50-60 minutes per earlobe. Please contact us to find out more.
Centre for Surgery are now offering online suitability assessments for earlobe repair in London. Simply follow the link on the right side bar of this page.
If you would like more information on what is involved in earlobe repair, want more detail about earlobe repair costs or to book a consultation, you can contact our helpful staff at Centre for Surgery in confidence on 020 7993 4849, or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When should I have an earlobe repair surgery?
You need an earlobe repair surgery if you feel that stretched or split earlobes are affecting your appearance impacting your work and career, the earlobe repair surgical team at Centre for Surgery can provide a full range of surgical treatment options.
How is earlobe repair surgery performed?
The procedure involves removing the excess tissue and using fine internal and external stitches in the earlobe to create a normal shape.
How long is the procedure going to take?
Earlobe repair surgery takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
How is the recovery period like?
The procedure has zero downtime which means the recovery period is fast with minimal discomfort and patient can take pain killers if needed.
Are there any risks associated with earlobe repair surgery?
The complications linked to the procedure are minimal. Most common risks usually are infection, excessive scar formation, and notching, but these can be minimised with maximum safety optimisation.
Will I be left with scars?
There will be small scars on the ears which will look red after the surgery, but will eventually fade to a pale silvery colour. The earlobe should look almost completely normal with no obvious signs of the previous piercing after 4-6 months.
Will I be able to wear earrings again?
Yes, ears can be re-pierced 2 months after the operation has taken place.