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.
Earlobe Repair Surgery Reviews
"Great doctor! Had my ear lobes fixed after years of having rips and so glad I waited till I found the perfect doctor! He’s a perfectionist and that’s what you want with a surgeon!!"- M.H. / Yelp / Jun 27, 2016
"Got my earlobes sewn up by Doctor Kasden he was very kind and made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was nervous but I didn’t feel a thing :) he Is a great doctor with a great sense of humor and awesome and friendly staff !"- S.D. / Yelp / Apr 28, 2016
Earlobe Repair Surgery Ideal Candidates
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 Surgical Technique
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 with Earlobe Repair Surgery
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.
Earlobe Repair Surgery 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.
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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.