If you experience a damaged earlobe that has become split or torn this can not only be painful to live with but also embarrassing. Especially if you are someone who wears jewelry a lot, then having a damaged earlobe can be a nuisance. Some people are just bothered by the look of their ears when it comes with aging. Over time the ears will begin to droop. They appear even worse when paired with a heavy earring. To help our patients feel confident again and help them to continue to wear earrings we offer earlobe repair.
Benefits of Earlobe Repair
Gauging, heavy earrings, or just accidents can cause the earlobes to become damaged. Earlobe repair helps to correct this. There are many benefits that earlobe repair by Dr. Hall can provide, such as:
- Improved Confidence
- Balance Out Facial Features
- More Jewelry Possibilities
- More Hairstyle Options
- Less Pain
- No Longer Feel Embarrassed Because of Your Ears
How is Earlobe Repair Done?
Dr. Hall can perform earlobe repair at his Boston office. Before treatment begins your earlobes will be numbed with a local anesthetic for optimal comfort. Depending on how much damage has been done, he will either suture the lobe together or use flaps to repair the earlobe. The technique for your earlobe repair will be discussed during your consultation appointment with Dr. Hall. Typically, this procedure will be completed within an hour.
After your earlobe repair procedure, you might feel some discomfort, but it should be minimal. Patients are invited to take over-the-counter pain medication to control any pain. An antibiotic ointment can be applied to the earlobes to promote healing. The great thing about earlobe repair is that there is no downtime. You can resume your regular day right after. Dr. Hall will give you some post-op instructions to care for your sutures, these steps should be followed to help with healing and reduce the risk of infection.
Am I a Good Candidate for Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe repair can benefit anyone of any age who has damaged earlobes. Many people wonder if they can still get their ears pierced after undergoing this procedure. Yes, you can. To make sure that this is the best option for you, talk with Dr. Hall during a consultation at his Boston office. To make an appointment call the office or fill out an online form.