Split earlobe repair isn’t a procedure that is as popular as something like rhinoplasty or a facelift, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t as important. People who are suffering from a split or damaged earlobe can attest to how disruptive they can be to someone’s confidence.
There are many reasons why someone could develop a split earlobe. Trauma is common, and earrings make the ear lobes susceptible to all kinds of accidents. Earlobe repair is really the only option patients have when it comes to repairing these misfortunes.
But what is ear repair? Most people don’t need to know about it until trauma occurs, so gathering information can be a difficult process. But to ease some of the difficulty, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about split earlobe repair.
Comparatively, the price of this treatment is much lower than other reconstructive procedures because of how small the area is. Don’t worry, though — affordable doesn’t mean poor quality. Our team is made of experienced and capable professionals, which means your results will be superb.
You might think the small fleshy bit of skin in your ear lobe is extremely sensitive, considering the pain you probably felt when it ripped. But after having a local numbing agent applied, a split earlobe repair causes very little pain, even for people who have a low tolerance level for pain. For more complex cases (or for anyone apprehensive about treatment), IV sedation is available.
For simple ear lobe repairs, there are no complex anatomical parts that need to be considered or tricky stitching that needs to be performed. When working with Dr. Freeman, the entire process is as routine and simple as they come. The treatment area will be sanitized, and new, clean edges of ear lobe skin will be created through the excision of excess tissue. Those will then be sutured together.
Small incisions mean short recovery times. You will not need to take any time away from work, and it will only take a few weeks for the wound to heal fully. It is vital that you keep the area clean during this time, and you may be given a set of instructions to follow after your procedure is performed. Following these steps decreases the chances of complications like infection from developing and increases the likelihood that your entire operation will remain successful.
Once the wounds have fully healed, the scars that are left behind are, for the most part, invisible to the naked eye. This will only continue to get better as time goes on and the scar has more opportunity to fade and blend into the neighboring skin. The vast majority of the people you encounter, even immediately after the procedure, will not notice the scarring in your ear or that you ever had a procedure performed.
Many of us made the decision to stretch our ears out when we were younger with earring gauges. There is already a considerable population of people with stretched ears who decided to reverse the damage years later through earlobe repair. But the awareness is not at 100%. Many people do not know there is a solution out there and that they don’t have to continue to live with problematic earlobes. While this type of concern is common, it is often drowned out by other aesthetic procedures with much wider audiences.
Ear lobes are pretty standard body parts. Other than subtle changes in size and shape, the process is simple and usually has no complications. Procedures like this are all about experience, and Dr. Freeman has been performing this type of treatment for years. This means that his years of training and perfecting his technique will ultimately provide you with a much better result.
Split earlobe repair can take as little as 30 minutes to complete in many cases, but it is common for the procedure to sometimes take up to an hour as well, depending on the amount of correction that is being performed. Dr. Freeman has an extensive amount of experience in this procedure, so your total procedure time benefits significantly from his expertise.
If you are ready to learn more about how earlobe repair surgery can help you achieve your preferred appearance, give our office a call at 281-599-9445. You can also fill out our online contact form to have a member of our staff get back to you at a better time. We are looking forward to being your partner through this process and getting your ears to the appearance you wish.