Earlobe repair and reconstruction procedures offer an effective way to improve signs of damage or trauma to the earlobes caused by injury, excessive tearing, earrings or ear gauges, or other factors. These treatments can also rejuvenate earlobes that have generally become stretched or altered over the course of the natural aging process. Dr. Som Kohanzadeh, our board-certified plastic surgeon, can perform advanced earlobe repair and reconstruction to significantly renew the appearance of the earlobes with exceptional results.
What Does the Earlobe Repair Procedure Involve?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Som, he will examine the condition of your ears and talk with you about your concerns. If earlobe repair and reconstruction surgery is right for your needs, Dr. Som will create a personalized treatment plan designed to achieve your goals.
Earlobe repair procedures can typically be performed with the use of a local anesthetic, and the treatment is often completed in approximately 20 minutes, depending on the extent of the concerns being addressed. This procedure is commonly performed for women who have worn heavy earrings for many years and have experienced pronounced stretching and tearing of the skin. It is also frequently performed for individuals who have large holes in the earlobes caused by ear gauges. Since the earlobe areas are relatively small, the reconstruction necessary to correct these concerns is typically minor. In most cases, Dr. Som will repair the tissues and suture the area with small stitches; any residual scarring is often very mild and barely noticeable.
What Can I Expect During Earlobe Repair Recovery?
Earlobe repair surgery generally does not require downtime, and many patients are able to resume normal daily routines immediately following the procedure. It should be noted that earrings or other earlobe accessories should not be worn for at least three months after treatment.
How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost?
Earlobe repair and reconstruction procedures typically cost about $500 to $1,500 at our practice. Once your treatment plan is designed, a member of our team will give you the total cost estimate and talk with you about payment options. We accept many convenient methods of payment, including plastic surgery financing plans through Prosper® Healthcare Lending. We look forward to assisting you with finding the most budget-friendly option to pay for your treatment.
To learn more about earlobe repair and reconstruction, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Som, please contact us today.