At times, due to heavy earrings, danglers, or some other piece of jewellery (like trendy and modern gauges), the earlobe may be damaged, torn, or enlarged to an extent that can’t be fixed naturally. Ageing can also be one of the contributors that can tear the earlobes almost to the edge of ears and make them look large in size, droopy, and deflated.
Whatever the cause of the damage may be, the result can make patients feel self-conscious. Fortunately, there is help available.
The damaged or enlarged earlobes can be restored to a normal shape and position with the help of the earlobe repair surgery (otoplasty).
The procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the extent of the damage to be fixed. Sutures (if not dissolving) are removed in around a week.
Healing may take approximately 6 to 8 weeks. In some rare circumstances, patients may take longer to heal. These cases usually involve factors such as improper care, smoking, or a weakened immune system.
If you’d like to see a more natural shape restored to your earlobes, then Dr. Torgerson is well qualified to help you out. As one of the most skilled and respected cosmetic surgeons in the country, he has helped many patients improve their appearance – and their self-confidence. Schedule your free consultation today to learn how he can help you.