Earlobe Repair in Cleveland, Ohio
The ear is a complex structure and is extremely important is maintaining balanced facial proportions, symmetry and contour. Due to the lack of cartilage support in the ear lobe it is susceptible to deformities caused by injury and trauma. The most common reasons for a patient to seek facial plastic surgery consultation in Cleveland, Ohio for ear lobe repair are ear lobes that have been damaged or deformed as a result of trauma or injury, piercing or gauging and ear lobes that have become saggy or elongated as a result of age. Another common deformity results from an earring that has been pulled out and causes the ear lobe to split.
Who is a Candidate for Earlobe Repair in Cleveland, Ohio?
Healthy patients who do not smoke, have appropriate expectations and are seeking to correct a deformity of the ear lobe and restore normal ear contour may be ideal candidates for ear lobe repair.
How is Earlobe Repair Performed?
Ear lobe repair is usually performed under local anesthesia. Small incisions are made in order to remove any scar tissue and abnormally healed areas. Sutures are then placed to restore the normal ear lobe contour.
What is the Recovery like from Earlobe Repair?
Ear lobe repair is performed in the outpatient setting under local anesthesia. Antibiotic ointment is applied three times daily until the sutures are removed in one week. There is minimal pain. Most patients are able to return to work and social activity on the same day. After the ear lobe has been allowed to heal for about 6-8 weeks Dr. Harmych will pierce the ear in the office.
The before and after photographs presented in the earlobe repair, otoplasty and ear surgery before and after gallery depict actual patients of Cleveland, Ohio facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Harmych and have been used with written permission. Please note that our before and after gallery is provided in order to help you visualize the natural results that can be achieved at our practice. The before and after earlobe repair photos are limited to patients who have agreed to allow their photos to be shared. Additional before and after ear surgery photographs are available in our Beachwood, Ohio office. You will have an opportunity to view additional pre- and postoperative photographs that may be shared only in our office during your personal consultation. As with any cosmetic procedure, individual results vary.