Earlobe repair can help many people. On occasion, women may suffer a tear in the earlobe, resulting in a cleft. This can lead to embarrassment as well as the inability to wear earrings.
As we get older, our earlobes continue to stretch and elongate, sometimes noticeably. You may simply want a smaller earlobe which would be in better proportion with your ear and the rest of your face. If you’ve had gauges in the past and want to close up the holes left in your earlobes, repair surgery can help with that also.
Dr. Eric Mariotti can perform earlobe repair for these and other situations so that you don’t feel self-conscious about how your ears look.
Here is just one of the many people Dr. Mariotti has helped through earlobe repair, in this case to repair the ears after the patient had been wearing gauges.
What to Expect
Surgery to repair torn earlobes is done in the office with local anesthesia. Once the earlobe is anesthetized, the procedure is quick and painless. Surgery for earlobe reduction is performed in Dr. Mariotti’s office or at Premier Surgery Center.
Earlobe repair procedures are painless. Because they are minor procedures, patients can return to work the very same day.
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Earlobe Repair FAQ
How much does earlobe repair cost?
Earlobe repair can cost anywhere from around $400 to $1,000 for both ears, but this figure can vary based on factors like your location and the extent of the repair. If cost is a concern for you, don’t hesitate to discuss financing options during your office visit. We offer a variety of payment methods and plans to help make your procedure as affordable as possible.
Does insurance cover split earlobe repair?
Insurance companies may cover split earlobe repair surgery if it is needed to correct a deformity or birth defect, or if it is deemed medically necessary. However, most insurance companies will not cover the cost of earlobe repair for purely cosmetic purposes. If you have further questions about your coverage, call the number listed on the back of your insurance card to speak with a representative about your specific policy.
How do I choose an earlobe repair plastic surgeon near me?
Start by researching plastic surgeons online in your area, looking for credentials like board certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, affiliations with accredited medical institutions and experience with reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Once you’ve narrowed your search, schedule an in-person consultation with your top picks, bringing a list of questions to ask. Choose the best plastic surgeon for you based on whom you feel the most comfortable with and who seems to be best equipped to help you reach your goals.
Is earlobe surgery the best option for me?
If you are unhappy with the size of or damage sustained to your earlobes, this procedure could be right for you. Many people choose to repair stretched earlobes, torn or split earlobes and other cosmetic concerns. Dr. Mariotti will help you decide if earlobe repair could be the best solution for you at your consult.
Does earlobe repair hurt?
Earlobe repair is typically a minor procedure performed under local anesthesia and shouldn’t cause much pain or discomfort at all. Side effects such as bruising and swelling are also usually on the milder side and can be easily managed with proper over-the-counter medications.
How long does it take to recover from earlobe repair surgery?
Most people are able to resume normal daily activities almost immediately after earlobe repair surgery, and many people do not have to take any time away from work.
The healing process usually takes around one week. Sutures may be removed at this time. You will need to wait for your earlobes to fully heal before piercing them again. This can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months. If you decide to get your ears pierced again, do not get them pierced in the exact same spot, as resulting scar tissue may cause complications.
Are earlobe repair results permanent?
Yes, the results from your earlobe repair surgery will be long-lasting. That said, additional piercing or stretching can cause similar damage in the future, and the natural aging process can cause the earlobes to change size and shape over time as well.