Incomplete Earlobe Tear Repair
Earlobe Repair, Front View
Earlobe repair at two months. Note that the repair site is to the left of the earring, and runs parallel to it. The slight red scar will fade over the next several months. More
The earlobe can be thought of as a three layered structure. The outside layers are the skin, and the inner layer is the strength layer comprised of dense connective tissue (sort of like the grissel in a tough steak).
The repair was performed using a local anesthetic to numb the lobe. Followig this, a scalpel was used to removed the scar tissue and create raw, "sticky surfaces" that would heal together.
The tough inner layer was first closed with a dissolving suture, and the skin edges were carefully approximated using a suture that was removed at two weeks. The ear was repierced at approximately a month, and the postop photos were taken at 2 months with the new earring in place.
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