What is Earlobe Repair?
If you have torn or damaged earlobes because of heavy earrings, an injury, or gauges, you may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of your ears. An earlobe may become damaged because of heavy earrings, pulling by younger children, or getting tangled in clothing. If this happens, your earlobe can become torn or split. While some earlobe tears heal by themselves, you may still have scars and experience difficulty when trying to wear earrings. Luckily, Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD offers earlobe surgery to treat the ears. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Madeliene Elaine Gainers to learn more about your options and receive a detailed treatment plan.
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine provided me with first class care during my visit at her fabulous office. Her personalized approach and special attention to detail made me feel comfortable and secure. The atmosphere is spa-like and serene, the receptionist is polite, friendly, and warm yet discreet, and the medical assistant is well versed in the Spanish language, which eliminated the need to speak with an interpreter by phone. Dr. Madeliene Elaine allowed me to express my concerns without making me feel rushed, embarrassed, or silly. She created a tailored plan specifically for me, and began treatment immediately. This was no ordinary doctor’s visit. From the moment I walked in, I knew that this experience would be different; and she did not disappoint. It has been a week since I began my treatment, and I am already seeing positive results and receiving compliments. For anyone searching for a dermatologist to address skin concerns or in need of hair restoration services, Dr. M.E. is the place!"- E.J. / Healthgrades / Aug 10, 2021
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine is extremely thorough and caring with her patients. Definitely the best dermatologist in the Baltimore/DC area!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 05, 2021
"I have never been to a doctor's office like Dr. Gainers. From the time I entered her office until I left I felt comfortable, relaxed and I knew I was going to be taken care of. She was able to diagnose my problem and gave me the upmost care. She is a top notch A+++ physician. She is knowledgeable, very professional and made me feel at ease. She did not put me on a time clock. I felt like she dedicated a lot of concern and time to me as if I was her only patient. She answered all my questions and concerns. Did I mention how unique her office is. This is a must see! Thank you Dr. Gainers for helping me reach my medical goal."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 30, 2021
"Dr. Gainers and the staff are top notch. Starting with the receptionist was so friendly. Dr. Gainers has such a gentle touch. She took the time to explain all of the options for treatment. I didn’t feel like just another number on their books."- J.P. / Google / Jul 28, 2021
"I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Gainors. She was so pleasant, took so much time with me to explain a lot of options and information about hair lose and the difference in the different areas of lose. I am pleased with the route we are going to explore with my situation and so happy she took the time to consider other options with me so I could make an informed decision. Would highly recommend her and her staff for hair and cosmetic concern."- K.O. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
What Can I Expect from Earlobe Surgery?
Based on the severity of your earlobe tear, Dr. Gainers will select the best treatment technique. Generally, it takes her anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to complete your procedure. To help keep you comfortable, she will use local anesthesia before the treatment. Once completely numb, Dr. Gainers will make a tiny incision within the tissue, remove the damaged portions, and close the incisions with sutures. Eliminating this tissue allows healthy tissue to grow together. We will need to remove the sutures in about a week, and you can generally receive a new piercing within 6 – 8 weeks.
Earlobe Repair FAQ
How do earlobes get torn or damaged?
There are many ways earlobes can be torn or damaged. Some of the ways include:
- Having gauges
- Earring getting caught, tangled, or pulled
- Years of wearing heavy earrings
How do you repair damaged earlobes?
During earlobe repair surgery, Dr. Gainers makes small incisions and then removes the damaged tissue. She then closes the incision with sutures. After 6 - 8 weeks, most patients will be able to get new piercings.
How long does earlobe repair surgery take?
Depending on the extent of your earlobe damage, you can expect your earlobe repair surgery to last between 15 minutes to one hour.
How long does it take to recover from earlobe surgery?
Typically, recovery from earlobe repair surgery takes about a week. Most patients report very minimal discomfort while recovering and often only choosing to take pain medication during the first two days after surgery. After a week, you will have a quick follow-up procedure to remove the sutures.
Repair Torn Earlobes
If you experience torn earlobes, Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD proudly offers earlobe repair treatment. This minimally invasive procedure can allow you to attain beautiful, symmetrical earlobes within an hour. Even if you don’t decide to pierce your ears again, you’ll love having a balanced and even profile. It’s the small details that can make such a difference in our self-confidence and appearance. Please schedule a consultation to learn more from Dr. Gainers.