Earlobe Repair in Chevy Chase, MD

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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.

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:

  • Injury
  • Trauma
  • 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.

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