Are you done with the lobe gauging fad of wearing oversized hoops on the inside your earlobes? Are you disturbed now by the way your ears look?
The jewelry we wear is an expression of ourselves, but heavy and large metal earrings can cause stretching, tearing, splitting, and scarring of the earlobe.
Fortunately, Kalos Plastic Surgery in Atlanta can help repair unsightly earlobe stretching.
What Does Earlobe Repair Involve?
Stretched earlobe repair is quick and easy. The procedure for both ears can be one in under one hour using local anesthesia.
During this procedure, our facial plastic surgeon in Atlanta will completely close the earlobe hole by removing the skin on the inside of the hole and suturing the opening together. This will allow the tissue to reconnect and repair itself.
Recovery time is fast, taking only about one week to heal. Sutures will either dissolve or be removed by our plastic surgeon in Atlanta approximately five days after your procedure.
Piercing Your Ears After Stretched Earlobe Surgery
Some patients ask if it’s possible to re-pierce their ears after this surgery. The answer is yes. If you choose to get your ears re-pierced, you should wait until after it is completely healed.
To avoid unwanted scar tissue from developing, your new piercing should be placed to the side or above the original hole. Piercing the same place as before can also cause the tissue to tear more easily.
How Can We Help?
If you have an overstretched earlobe or are unhappy with the appearance of your ears, you should give us a call. Come see for yourself why Kalos Plastic Surgery is the top trusted facial plastic surgeon in Atlanta.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665