Your ears play an important role in your overall aesthetic, framing your face and balancing out your features. They are also an excellent place to decorate! More and more over the years, men and women are expressing their individuality with earrings of varying sizes, shapes, and placements. Sometimes, however, things can happen – trauma like sports accidents or pulled earrings can result in torn earlobes, and gauged or particularly heavy earrings can result in lasting damage.
What is the Earlobe Repair Procedure Like?
For the majority of our patients, earlobe repair at our Newport Beach office is an extremely straightforward procedure. It takes longer than the original piercing, but not generally by much! This outpatient procedure generally takes no more than an hour and requires only local anesthetic. Dr. Wirth removes any damaged skin and tissue, ensures the remaining tissue will leave a natural-looking lobe, then stitches the remaining skin together. Though every surgery carries with it the risk of scarring, we take every precaution to choose incision sites carefully and set our patients up for long-term success.