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Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair services offered in Great Neck and Jackson Heights, NY

Are you looking for earlobe repair treatment? Look no further than Angela Azar, MD — an aesthetic dermatology practice with multiple offices in Great Neck and Jackson Heights, New York. Dr. Azar and the team of skilled professionals provide excellent earlobe repair services and take a personalized approach. Call the office or request a consultation online today to find out more.

Earlobe Repair Q & A

Why would I need earlobe repair?

Earlobe repair is a procedure to correct, reshape, or restore the lowest portion of the ear. The method can also restore split or stretched earlobes to their natural appearance. 

You can benefit from earlobe repair if:

  • You regularly wear large or heavy earrings
  • You have enlarged piercing holes
  • Your earlobe tears, stretches, or splits
  • You need to repair a damaged or mishapen earlobe

Your provider, Dr. Azar, might also recommend earlobe restoration. This minor procedure treats wrinkles, thinning, and flattening of the earlobe, which are natural changes that can occur due to aging. Reversing these changes requires a short in-office procedure using injectable fillers. If needed, Dr. Azar and her team can also use lasers to help resurface the skin.

In the case of earlobe restoration, Dr. Azar will likely use lasers, injectable fillers, or both to treat the area.

What does earlobe repair entail?

Earlobe repair is a relatively simple procedure Dr. Azar performs in the office with local anesthesia.

To allow the lobe of the ear to heal back together, Dr. Azar cuts away the healed skin on the inside of the long hole or torn earlobe. Then the fresh edges are sutured back together. This practice employs techniques to add strength to the earlobe preventing future damage. Sutures are removed after approximately 1 to 2 weeks.

What can I expect after earlobe repair?

Following earlobe repair surgery, you can expect mild bruising, swelling, and numbness in the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and should subside within a few days.

Furthermore, it would be best to discuss realistic expectations with your provider before the procedure. You should also inform Dr. Azar and the team of your medical history or if you have any significant scars or keloids. It’s also important to tell your provider about your choice of still wearing earrings after the procedure.

Should you desire to re-pierce your ears, Dr. Azar recommends that it be done six weeks later, to the right or left of the scar, with special attention paid not to pierce the ear at the scar to prevent re-tearing.

To find out more about earlobe repair and to see if you’re a good candidate, call the nearest office or request an appointment online which is fast and easy.

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