What is Earlobe repair?
There are a number of ways earlobes can be damaged, including wearing heavy earrings, ear gauges, or an injury. At Kind Health Group, Dr. Georgine Nanos provides earlobe repair to fix earlobe issues ranging from stretched lobes to torn lobes. A quick outpatient procedure, earlobe repair can recreate the natural appearance of your ears by addressing size, shape, position, and tears in the skin. If you're in search of earlobe repair in Encinitas, CA, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you restore a more natural and aesthetically-pleasing look to your earlobes.
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Candidates for earlobe repair
Almost anyone who has earlobes that are stretched out, torn, ripped, or otherwise damaged are ideal candidates for earlobe repair at our Encinitas, CA office. During your consultation with Dr. Nanos, she will examine your ears and review your medical history to ensure that earlobe repair is right for you.
Earlobe repair technique
An earlobe repair surgery is complete as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. This means that you don't have to be put to sleep (general anesthesia), and you'll be able to go home when Dr. Nanos is finished with the one-hour procedure. Dr. Nanos begins by making a small incision and then removes any excess tissue and/or scar tissue. Then the earlobe is stitched closed to achieve a new, natural-looking shape. In most cases, both ears are repaired, ensuring they look symmetrical. When the surgery is complete, the ear(s) are bandaged.
recovery after earlobe repair
When your earlobe repair surgery is finished, and you are cleared to leave, you'll be able to go home to rest and begin recovery. Dr. Nanos or a member of her team will provide recovery instructions. It's very important to not touch, pick at, or scratch the ears. It is also recommended that you sleep upright and not on the ears for the first few nights. Patients may experience tenderness or mild swelling that usually goes away after two weeks as their ears heal.
Earlobe repair surgery faq
Does earlobe repair surgery hurt?
No, most patients don't find the procedure painful. Before she begins, Dr. Nanos will completely numb your earlobes with a local anesthetic. Some patients have reported feeling a slight sense of pressure or tugging, but it didn't hurt.
Do I need to have both ears done or just one?
In most cases, both earlobes are treated. In cases where only one earlobe is being addressed, typically from an injury, Dr. Nanos will determine if treating both earlobes will achieve the best, most symmetric, aesthetic outcome.
How long does earlobe repair surgery take?
Most earlobe repair surgeries can be completed in about an hour.
Does insurance cover earlobe repair surgery?
Because earlobe repair surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, many insurance providers do not cover it. However, our team at Kind Health Group can help you review your insurance policy to see if earlobe repair surgery is covered.
Restore the look of your lobes
While stretched or torn earlobes don't affect hearing, they can have a major impact on self-image and confidence. That's why Dr. Georgine Nanos and her experienced team at Kind Health Group provide earlobe surgery to their patients in Encinitas, CA and the surrounding community. If your earlobes are damaged, ripped, or stretched out, don't just learn to live with it – contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Let us help restore a more natural, whole look to your earlobes for less stress, more confidence, and the freedom to wear earrings again.