- Repairing tears, lacerations, or clefts in the ears
- Lifting earlobes that appear to be pulled down, stretched, or hang low
- Repairing large holes, or previously gauged ears
How We Perform Earlobe RepairYou will have an initial consultation with Dr. Hunsicker to discuss the most appropriate technique for your earlobe repair surgery. On the day of your surgery, Dr. Hunsicker will perform your in-office procedure using local anesthesia. Most torn earlobes can be effectively and safely corrected using delicate surgical repair techniques. After planning and marking, you will have a lidocaine numbing solution injected into your earlobe. In order to rebuild the earlobe, the healed and scarred areas of the tear are removed and fine suture threads are used to stitch the ear. This will support the repair and minimize scarring.
The doctor performs small incisions on each side of the split earlobe, creating a clean edge. The earlobe is then stitched back together.
After your earlobe surgery, some discomfort can be expected. Small amounts of antibiotic ointment are applied at home for a few days ensuring cleanliness, but there is usually no downtime.
The recovery process varies, so follow Dr. Hunsicker’s specific instructions regarding the post-operative routine. Restrictions commonly include no earrings for 3 months post-operatively. Stitches are removed on Day 4 on the front of the earlobe, and on Day 7 in the back of the earlobe.