About Earlobe Repair Surgery
If your earlobes have become stretched or split due to heavy earrings or an accident, rest assured that with the help of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden, you can achieve a more normal appearance once again. Earlobe repair surgery is a simple procedure that can typically be performed using only local anesthesia, cutting down on your need for heavy sedation. During this procedure, Dr. Kasden will repair damaged skin using precise surgical skills, typically completing the treatment in under an hour. The sutures placed following the procedure will be ready for removal in approximately a week at which point patients will notice natural-looking earlobes. Schedule a consultation at our Southlake, TX facility today to learn more about earlobe repair surgery at Scott E. Kasden, M.D.
"He has been treating me for quite a few months now. His dedication to me as a patient has been absolutely excellent. When medical treatment was necessary, he saw me on weekends, holidays and whenever needed. He is a dedicated Physician with his patients being number one on his priority list."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jan 26, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Dr. Kasden performed both my breast and arm lift procedures. Both were successful with great results. Dr. Kasden spends as much time as needed to explain the procedures and to answer questions. He has a great bedside manner and is very caring. He called my husband to check on my progress after I was discharged from both day surgeries and I was able to text him or speak with him if I had any concerns or questions during recovery. He offers a very personalized type of care and tells you exactly what to expect post surgery. On top of that, he has a great sense of humor and makes patients feel comfortable. I really appreciated that. Highly recommend him. Sharon, who is the office manager, is extremely friendly and also very caring. She always inquires how I am doing when I call or come in for post-op visits."- S. / Healthgrades / Feb 22, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 12, 2020
"He is Doctor and Surgeon You Can Trust! - Dr Kasden will talk with you at length about what your goals are and how he can help you achieve them. He will give you honest advice on what to expect every step of the way. This is my second surgery procedure with Dr Kasden. My first was a neck lift with coblation on my face to get rid of fine lines. I am so happy with both results. I have also received Botox many times- always with natural results. He is a surgeon that will follow up on his patients much more than any other doctor I have ever known. He really cares! Sharon, who runs the office, is a joy as well as being professional and helpful. I am grateful to have found Dr Kasden and his staff!"- C. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2020
Individuals of all ages are candidates for earlobe repair surgery at Scott E. Kasden M.D. However, patients who lack self-confidence due to the appearance of their torn or damaged earlobes are the most ideal candidates. Women who are unable to wear the style of earrings they desire often seek out this surgery. During a consultation with Dr. Kasden, discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns to find out if you are an ideal candidate for earlobe repair surgery.
Earlobe repair surgery is typically completed using local anesthesia, but if you are concerned about being awake during the procedure, discuss this with Dr. Kasden during your consultation. During the minor surgery, cartilage will be carefully sewn back together to repair the torn portion of the lobe or remove the overly stretched skin for a more natural appearance. In most situations, both ears are addressed during the procedure so that the results are uniform and symmetrical. If you believe that only one ear needs repair, ask Dr. Kasden what he recommends during your consultation. He will create a treatment plan that will optimize your final result.
What to Expect
When your procedure is complete, you will be released to return to your home, work, or school. Dr. Kasden or a member of our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help expedite the healing process. It is important that you do not touch or pick at your healing ears and that you return to our facility for stitch-removal approximately one-week post-surgery (or as scheduled by our team). Patients should avoid laying on their backs with their head on a pillow, and instead, sleep in a more upright position for a few days. Natural-looking earlobes can be seen almost immediately after surgery but will look even better as they heal.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does earlobe repair surgery cost?
The price of your ear procedure could vary according to whether one or both earlobes are being treated. Dr. Kasden will create a treatment plan and estimate costs after your consultation. Our practice recommends focusing on the final result (more natural-appearing earlobes) versus seeking out the cheapest surgeon. Our facility accepts several payment methods and may be able to help you attain low-interest medical financing.
How much time will I need to take off of work or school?
As this procedure is minor in nature, you will not likely need to take off time from work or school to recover at home. In fact, most patients are able to return to their daily activities the same day while being careful to protect their healing ears.
Will I have a scar?
Similar to any other surgery that requires stitches, scarring is always possible. How badly you will scar typically has more to do with your skin type and lifestyle versus the surgery itself. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, including how to expedite healing, and how best to avoid noticeable scarring.
When can I shower and wash my hair after surgery?
As long as you are mindful of avoiding your earlobes, it is safe to shower and wash your hair the day after surgery. During the first week of active healing, we would recommend the use of gentle soaps (such as baby shampoo) to clean your hair and body.
Plan Your Procedure
Repair Your Lobes
If you are unable to wear the earrings you love or you are suffering from a lack of confidence due to the appearance of your ears, contact Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden is equipped to precisely and effectively repair your earlobes, allowing you to begin with a fresh slate of functioning and natural-looking earlobes that you will be proud to flaunt. Call us today.