Torn Earlobe Repair
Needing earlobe repair might be more common than most people think. In fact, there are countless reasons a person might want to seek out earlobe repair. These include:
- Having experienced some form of injury that resulted in disfigurement
- An earring being pulled out and torn through the lobe
- Or deciding that you no longer wish to wear gauges
- Earlobes stretching from routinely wearing heavy earrings
- A piercing being too close to the rim of the earlobe
Regardless of the reasons, we can help you restore your earlobes to their natural state with minimal scarring or disruption to your life. Our earlobe repair surgeon has decades of experience and can have you in and out in no time!
Dr. Gabbay's Earlobe Repair Surgery
Before & Afters
Torn Earlobe Repair Surgery Overview
Earlobe repair is a fairly common procedure that is both straightforward and relatively inexpensive. So, if you’ve had an earring tear through the lobe or simply don’t enjoy your gauges anymore, earlobe repair surgery could be for you.
The procedure typically takes no more than an hour and requires only local anesthesia. Dr. Gabbay follows a simple, three-step process for this procedure:
- He removes the damaged skin
- Ensures the healthy tissue is properly placed to create completely natural-looking results
- And brings the remaining skin back together
As a highly skilled surgeon focusing on long-term results, Dr. Gabbay takes steps at every stage of the procedure to ensure the smallest, least noticeable scars possible. This can mean putting the sutures under as little strain as possible throughout the procedure, as well as providing post-operative care in the form of scar creams.
Deciding to Have Earlobe Repair Surgery
There is nothing wrong with deciding that you would like to make a change to your appearance. If you had and loved your gauges yesterday, and want them gone today, we can help! Allowing your style and your appearance to evolve with you is part of the advantage of being in the modern world. No matter what you are looking to achieve, our skilled plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills is prepared to help ensure that what the world sees reflects who you are.
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
- GEORGE ELIOT
Earlobe Repair Recovery
Earlobe surgery is a simple procedure for a certified plastic surgeon. At Gabbay Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, you can typically expect the entire process wraps up in twenty minutes to an hour. Afterward, you will be able to return home that same day. You can even drive yourself home afterward!
You may experience some discomfort after surgery. Most patients say their ears only feel sore afterward, so patients generally don’t need any pain medication after surgery. You may choose to take something over the counter. However, make sure your surgeon approves it first.
For the first week, you will need to avoid putting any pressure on the affected ears. That includes not sleeping on them, so you should sleep with your torso partially elevated to avoid rolling over during the night. Unless your surgeon uses dissolving sutures, they will need to be removed about a week after surgery.
For the first month or so, follow all of Dr. Gabbay’s post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and minimal scarring. In most cases, your surgeon will tell you how to keep the wound clean and instruct you to keep it moisturized.
Scars Can Usually Be Hidden
If you have a history of large scars or keloids, tell your surgeon ahead of time. Knowing that your body is likely to scar differently will allow them to plan their sutures with that in mind. In most cases, a board-certified plastic surgeon will be able to hide your scars. But there is the chance of some visibility. In these cases, talk to your surgeon about post-op scar care.
You Can Choose to Re-Pierce Your Ears
Some surgeons will offer to leave a small opening for patients who wish to continue wearing earrings once their ears are completely healed. But you can also choose to re-pierce your ears at a later date. However, you should wait at least two months before re-piercing your ears or wearing earrings. The waiting period will ensure that the ear has fully healed.
Additionally, discuss your decision with your surgeon, as they will be able to advise you as to where you can safely place the new piercing without complications. Take their guidelines to an industry professional at a reputable shop to ensure positive results.
Torn Earlobe Repair Cost
Ear lobe repairs range from about $400 to $1000 per ear. A $600 difference seems pretty steep, but as with all plastic surgery, you get what you pay for. During your initial consultations, make sure you understand the breakdown of costs and don’t shy away if experience is a part of that calculation.
Carefully peruse the before and after photographs of their previous patients. If the work is flawless, then it is worth paying the higher price point. Your ears are highly visible, even more so if you plan on wearing flashy earrings afterward, so you want them to look like they’ve never seen a scalpel before.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your earlobes, we can help. Schedule your consultation today to get started on restoring your ears to a more appealing shape. Dr. Gabbay works closely with each patient to deliver a personalized experience that fully achieves your unique goals. Call us or book an appointment online to learn more about earlobe repair and what it can do for you.
Reach out to our team at (310) 205-9500 today to schedule your initial consultation.