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Earlobe Repair
In New Orleans

What is Earlobe Repair?

tears can actually split your earlobe

Earlobe Repair is a type of surgery meant to address damage to the outer lobe caused by a variety of factors. This includes the constant wearing of heavy earrings, a stretched ear piercing or gauged lobe, or even an accident that may have damaged your ear, such as a tear from earrings getting caught on clothing. If not properly treated, these tears can actually split your earlobe long term and create an aesthetically unpleasing ear. Done in the office, earlobe repair removes the damaged skin and reshapes the bottom part of your ear.

Benefits of Earlobe Repair

Earlobe repair or reduction can reduce the appearance of aging, gravity, or overuse by heavy earrings

By repairing your earlobe, you will be fixing damage to the tissues, including closing the tear and correcting any sagging. As a result, you can now feel less self-conscious when you are in social settings. In addition, if you feel pressure to wear earrings as part of a polished, professional look, you can now do so without fear of further damage. You may also feel more confident about how you wear your hair without a need to hide your earlobes. By transforming the appearance of your ears through this simple corrective surgery, you will be able to experience peace of mind when it comes to your jewelry selection, hair choices, and social interactions.

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Am I a Candidate for Earlobe Repair in New Orleans?

If you have a tear in your earlobe, or if you are interested in reducing the size of your earlobe after wearing a large gauge or heavy earrings, then you are likely a good candidate for restoring a natural, rejuvenated look to your ears. To determine if you are a candidate, you will need to book a consultation with Dr. Melancon. Contact Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery to make your appointment.

The Earlobe Repair Procedure

This is a fairly straightforward outpatient procedure that generally takes less than an hour and is performed using local anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Melancon will remove the extra skin or tear, then repair and reform the area to a more aesthetically pleasing earlobe. After the procedure, you will be free to return home.

Recovery from Earlobe Repair

Swelling will reduce after a few days

There will likely be swelling after the surgery, but this should go down in a couple of days. Your stitches should be removed after a week. You may be able to return to work the next day, but some patients also rest for a few days before returning to their daily activities. You will need to monitor your incisions and make sure to keep the area clean while you’re healing to avoid any infections.

Results of Earlobe Repair

You can get your ear re-pierced once the area has completely healed, which can take from one-two months. Note that you should get your ear pierced in a different area to avoid complications from trying to pierce scar tissue. There should be no change in your hearing after the surgery.

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Your New Orleans Earlobe Repair Consultation

If you want to repair your damaged earlobe, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Melancon can provide the best results for this cosmetic procedure. Call or email Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery to get started on your earlobe repair.

Earlobe Repair FAQ

If you have an earlobe that has been torn from an accident or trauma or stretched due to gauged ears, and you would like to fix your earlobe, then this kind of repair will address that issue.

The price is different for every patient because it depends on the exact type of injury you have and how much is needed to repair it. Because earlobe repair is normally considered an elective cosmetic procedure, you will be responsible for the cost as your insurance will likely not cover it. There is financing if needed, or you can ask about payment plans during your consultation.

While there will be some discomfort due to the location of the stitches, especially as they heal, the pain level should be quite mild. You can take pain relievers if you need to. You will also need to be careful not to lay on your head in such a way that can put pressure on your healing ears, which can actually be painful.

At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we know one of the most challenging parts of this process is the first step. We are a welcoming, restful place for you to come and learn about all the ways you can live life to the fullest and be the most beautiful you. Call or click to schedule a consultation to learn how you can breathe easy at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery.

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