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Torn Earlobe Repair Scottsdale


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Considering Torn Earlobe Repair

When earrings get snagged in clothing, pulled accidentally, or even yanked by a small child, the result can be a torn earlobe. Earlobes can also become stretched from the wear and tear of heavy jewelry, or earring holes can become gradually enlarged over time. If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your earlobes, or you have damage that makes it difficult to wear the jewelry corrective surgery of the earlobe will be required.

The Torn Earlobe Repair Procedure

Depending on your individual circumstances, torn earlobe repair can be performed immediately following an injury, or delayed until the wound is healed and tissue is no longer inflamed. The specific method of repair will depend on how much tissue was lost, and the nature of your injury. A variety of different techniques can be performed to close the wound, redistribute tissue, and reshape the ear to match your natural ear shape. Torn ear lobe repair is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in Dr. Lille’s office using a local anesthetic.

Getting back to normal after Torn Earlobe Repair

After the earlobe repair procedure, most patients don’t need pain medication, although Dr. Lille will recommend an over-the-counter medication, if necessary. In most cases, the only dressing needed is a thin layer of antibiotic ointment, and stitches are usually removed in about a 2 weeks. Patients will want to avoid sleeping on their side until 1 week.