Earlobe repair is quickly becoming one of the most requested procedures in the United States. Elongated earlobe holes or a split earlobe can be caused by many things; heavy earrings worn over long periods of time, gauges, earrings getting caught then pulled, children pulling on earrings, multiple piercings too close together or too close to the bottom of the lobe.

A medical history will be taken and your ears will be examined.  Goals will be reviewed and a plan made to try and achieve these goals.

Dr. Roth can perform earlobe repair surgery in a matter of minutes, with no downtime. Whether you suffer from an elongated earlobe as a result of the aging process or from earring usage, Dr. Roth can repair your earlobe and provide a naturally rounded result.

With Dr. Roth's meticulous hand and advanced techniques, others may not be able to tell that one received the procedure. In fact, one might even be able to get their earlobe re-pierced if desired after torn earlobe repair has finished healing. With Dr. Roth's skill, the scar that remains is usually well tolerated and looks very presentable.

Torn earlobe repair is an outpatient procedure that produces minimal downtime. (usually after 6 weeks to 6 months)

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As you research your cosmetic surgery procedure, Before and After pictures can help you understand your options and set realistic expectations for your surgical outcome.

These pictures are all from actual patients shown Before and After surgery (your results may vary) mean more to the practice than any accolades or awards.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the common earlobe procedures?

The most common earlobe deformities are split earlobes, enlarged piercing holes, and elongated earlobes. The first two are related to trauma. Big earlobes often result from prolonged use of heavy earrings or even the natural aging process.

What is a split earlobe deformity?

A split earlobe is a separation of the skin on the lobe causing a split-like appearance.

What type of anesthesia is used for earlobe surgery?

Earlobe repairs can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. However, they are commonly performed with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift and fat grafting that often require the person to be asleep.

How long does the procedure last?

Each earlobe can take about 30 minutes to complete.

Do stitches need to come out?

Some may need to come out and others may stay in and dissolve. If the dissolvable ones don't dissolve within two weeks, they can be removed in the office.

I have torn earlobes, when can I wear earrings again ?

While not really a question about classic Otoplasty, this problem can usually be repaired. After repair, you should hold off on further ear piercing for least three months. This will allow the ears to heal properly. The new piercing should not be where the repair was. It is also better not to resume wearing large, heavy earrings.

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