Earlobe Reconstruction and Repair
The earlobe in another important aesthetic area of the face. Commonly enhanced with earrings, the jewelry can stretch or tear the earlobe over time. This can be repaired surgically under local anesthetic to help restore the natural shape and beauty.
Take a look at the photo gallery for some before and after examples, to see how Earlobe Reconstruction and Repair can make a great difference in your earlobe appearance. To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Seal, or call our office at (604) 569-2895 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you identify what your options may be on the road to achieving all of your aesthetic and functional goals.
Earlobe Reconstruction and Repair Considerations
Commonly earlobe piercing holes can become stretched from the weight of earrings over time. In addition, unfortunate, traumatic accidents catching earrings can tear the piercing holes completely. The repair is performed under local anesthetic in a minor surgery procedure room. The stretched piercing hole, or torn edge is revised to create a fresh edge, and local flaps are used to help improve the final contour of the earlobe, creating a natural looking appearance with minimal scarring.
What to expect during recovery
Earlobe Reconstruction and Repair is performed under local anaesthetic as an outpatient procedure in a private minor surgery procedure room. You will be able to go home after the procedure to relax and recover. In general, most patients recover well over the first day, and can return to work and regular activities that day if desired. You can shower the day after the procedure and get the incision wet. The sutures are removed after 7 days. Dr. Seal will see you in the office over the recovery period to review all of the important information with you and ensure you are doing well. The incisions continue to fade over the first year, and all of the important things you can do to help optimize your results are reviewed during your follow-up visits.