Torn Earlobe Repair
A large percentage of men and women have ear piercings. From the traditional piercing for earrings to large posts or gauges, the ears are often cosmetically changed to adorn with jewelry. The earlobe can heal quickly from piercing, but the hole does make it vulnerable to further injuries, including tearing. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer torn earlobe repair at our clinic in Irving, TX.
The tissue surrounding ear piercings and gauges is minimal. When an earring is pulled or gravity takes its toll, the earlobe can be torn in half. Accidents, violence and other trauma can result in damaged earlobes that look deformed and no longer can accommodate your favorite jewelry. Plastic surgery can be performed to restore the normal earlobe shape.
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon who can complete torn earlobe repair surgery. He has extensive experience performing intricate facial cosmetic surgeries – an earlobe restoration surgery is simple in comparison to more complex procedures he performs. Most earlobe repairs can be completed at our clinic as an outpatient procedure.
If you have a torn earlobe that needs to be repaired and restored, Dr. Shuaib can perform your procedure using only local anesthesia. He can carefully make the needed incisions to reconnect the tissue and skin. Often the torn earlobe has already healed, which means skin has formed around the exposed tissue. The skin may need to be excised, then the earlobe is reshaped and sutured, restoring the natural shape with minimal scarring. Once the earlobe is healed, it can be pierced again if desired.
Heavy earrings, aging, large gauges, talking on the phone and accidents can all play a role in damaged earlobes. It is a common injury, especially as the ear stretches with age. While any doctor can stitch or repair a torn earlobe, they may not achieve the desired appearance that can be accomplished by a talented plastic surgeon like Dr. Shuaib.
If you need earlobe plastic surgery, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. We can schedule an appointment with Dr. Shuaib at our Irving, TX, location.