Damage to the earlobe can happen in many ways, such as during an improper ear piercing or after wearing heavy earrings for many years. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers expert earlobe repair as a fast outpatient surgical procedure. Some clients opt for earlobe repair if they decide to forego gauged earlobes and others have experienced an unfortunate tearing of the earlobe when a piercing gets snagged. If you are unsatisfied with a gauging, piercing hole, or other trauma to the earlobe, earlobe repair surgery is a quick option to regain the integrity of the earlobe.
In the case of an earlobe tear, you may suffer either a partial or complete tear. A partial tear does not extend to the border of the earlobe and in these cases, it is still possible to wear earrings after the tear has healed—though not in a symmetrical manner.
A complete tear extends all the way to the border of the ear, making it impossible to wear an earring. Regardless of the type of tear and the severity, earlobe repair surgery can help by:
- Repairing and closing partial and complete tears
- Restoring symmetry to the earlobes
- Allowing clients to wear typically-sized earrings once again
- Decreasing the size of the earlobes
Did you know that our earlobes continue to grow as they elongate with age? Take a look around at those 60+ year-olds and you’ll see that they tend to have larger and/or longer earlobes than younger people.
Although earlobe repair surgery is most often requested for torn or stretched-out earlobes due to trauma or jewelry damage, earlobe reduction surgery takes a similar approach. It helps clients look younger and increases their self-confidence by ensuring an earlobe that looks smaller and more youthful.