Ear lobe repair


Ear lobes are perhaps the most ignored area of our body. It is for some reason not given enough attention. It is not that the ear lobes in everyone’s case is perfect, it is just that until recent times there was no buzz regarding any major procedure to enhance the appearance of ear lobes.

Many of us have problems due to big ear lobes, hence unable to wear proper ear-rings. Usually women and men wear ear jewellery to enhance their appearance. Rings, posts, and other objects have adorned ears since ancient times. Various parts are pierced to better hold these items in place. Unfortunately significant weight or trauma can pull through tissue. A tear in the lobe or margin leaves a notch in the otherwise smooth continuous edge. This defect is usually very visible and hard to cover with hair or clothing.

Sometimes you may also lose costly ear studs like diamonds because of this problem. Commonly used method to correct this defect is through surgery , which is laborious, time consuming and needs medications.

Torn earlobes are a common problem for women due to wearing heavy earrings or earrings which are pulled upon, causing the tear. Torn earlobes can be easily repaired under local anaesthesia as an office procedure. This requires ear lobe repair with the technique so that scar is not visible and also so that ear lobule does not get elongated again.

Lobuloplasty or Ear Lobe Repair :

It is a very simple procedure. Local anaesthesia is given to the patient and the whole procedure of Lobuloplasty takes 30 to 40 minutes. Our doctors cut the skin that is inside the torn part of your ear lobe. After this, the fresh ends are stitched together.

The sutures are removed after seven to ten days. The scars are barely noticeable after the surgery. You can walk out soon after the operation. You can also get new piercings within a few months after the surgery. The piercing should be done slightly away from the original area.

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Ear Lobe Repair FAQ’s

When can I start wearing my earrings?

Depending on your requirements, different techniques of ear lobe repair can be chosen so that one can start wearing earrings immediately or after 6-8 weeks so that repair site gets enough of strength.

Is the treatment painful or any side-effects?

The treatment is completely safe and done under local anaesthesia.

What is ear lobe repair?

Ear lobe repair is a simple, safe, minimally invasive reconstructive graftical procedure done to restore the appearance of ear lobes that have been torn or elongated due to trauma or piercing or pull by heavy earrings.

What type of anaesthesia is used for earlobe grafting?

Earlobe repairs can be performed in the office under local anaesthesia. However, they are commonly performed with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift and fat grafting that often require the person to be asleep.

What happens in Ear Lobule Repair?

The elongated or torn portion of puncture is freshened and suture back to its original shape in very precise and meticulous suturing so that it gets a good strength and scar also is not seen. The procedure is done within half an hour or so under local anaesthesia and patient goes back home immediately.

Why do my earlobes continue to grow?

You are normal if you have noticed that your earlobes are larger now than they were, let’s say, 20 years ago. Earlobes and the nose are two components of the face that continue to enlarge over time. Even men and women who have no history of wearing earings will see growth in their earlobes.

What is the after care to be taken?
  • The dressing is kept in place and the area is kept clean and dry for 2-3days.
  • A topical antibiotic is applied for the next 7 days.
  • You are called for follow up after 1 week when the suture removal is also done.
  • Complete healing usually occurs by 2-3 weeks.