Earlobes are a part of our body that we rarely think about. They vary in size and shapes, typically causing us very few issues. Earlobes are made of connecting tissues, fat cells, thin skin, and small blood vessels which helps to keep them warm in a cold environment. They also help the human body keep its facial and whole body balanced. Then, at some point in history, mankind started decorating earlobes with jewelry. Unfortunately, we don’t think what a pair of heavy earrings is doing to them. Heavy hanging jewelry will stretch the earlobe tissues that will make a tear in the skin and tissues. When this happens, we tend to try and conceal the tear with clear tape, long hair, or clip-on earrings, all of which never works. This is when we should consider an earlobe repair.
Any damage to the earlobe is done quite easily and is very visible. In addition to heavy hanging earrings, earlobe damage can also be caused by a traumatic event or a bad piercing job. Babies can pull on your earings, or the piercings are uneven. Maybe you went through a phase with large earrings that created larger holes that you would now like closed.
The good news is that earlobes can be fixed quickly and simply. Most torn earlobes can be corrected using delicate surgical procedures. The first step is to schedule a consultation with us. Our specialist will assess the damage and decide the best course of action for your earlobe damage. The procedure is an outpatient treatment that can be done in the office. After the procedure, you can return home to recover in the comfort of your own home.
The doctor will explain that there is a difference in repairing earlobes that have been split versus earlobes that have a measurable sized hole. An earlobe procedure is safely performed with little to no discomfort. Our doctor will provide post earlobe repair instructions which may include applying antibiotic ointment to keep the skin clean and pliable.
You may be wondering if you can wear earrings again after this procedure. The answer is yes, but it is best to have your ears pierced at the office of a professional. Our doctor will, in their professional experience, that you wait several weeks before a stud is used. It is important to note that studs are a much safer earring decoration to large, bulky, elongated earrings.