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Earlobe Repair in Cleveland, Ohio
The ear is a complex structure and is extremely important in 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.
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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. Patients who have accidentally torn their ear piercings or have intentionally stretched the ears are the most common candidates for earlobe repair. Patient seeking to make their earlobes smaller (earlobe reduction) may also consider earlobe repair.
Is earlobe repair a common procedure?
Earlobe repair is a very commonly performed procedure. Dr. Harmych performs several earlobe repair procedures every week. Earlobe repair is one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Harmych. All earlobe repairs are performed in our office under local anesthesia.
How is Earlobe Repair Performed?
Ear lobe repair is performed comfortably 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.
How much does earlobe repair cost?
Earlobe repair costs between $500 and $2,500, depending on the complexity of the repair. Dr. Harmych performs many earlobe repair procedures each week. Therefore, we have streamlined our consultation process for earlobe repair. We ask that patients send us photos of their earlobes by email to email@example.com . Dr. Harmych personally reviews the photos and a determines whether or not you may be a candidate for earlobe repair based on the photos. In most cases a fee quotation can be provided in advance. For more difficult earlobe repair cases, Dr. Harmych may request an in person consultation to further discuss earlobe repair prior to scheduling the procedure. Dr. Harmych and his staff realize that your time is very important and we hope that our streamlined consultation process improves your overall experience.
What is the earlobe repair consultation process?
If you are interested in an earlobe repair procedure, you may contact our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that all patients considering earlobe surgery send photos for Dr. Harmych to review. In order to save you time, Dr. Harmych will review your earlobe photos and our office will provide additional information about costs, specific issues pertaining to your earlobe repair and scheduling a procedure.
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.
Where should I go for Earlobe Repair in northeast Ohio?
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Beachwood, Ohio. Schedule a consultation at our Beachwood location and see if Earlobe Repair is a good option for you.
29225 Chagrin Blvd. #285
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
The before and after photographs presented in the earlobe repair, otoplasty and ear surgery before and after gallery depict actual patients of Cleveland, Ohio board-certified 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.
Those considering ear surgery or earlobe repair in Cleveland, Ohio should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s training and credentials. Dr. Brian Harmych is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is one of the only fellowship-trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive earlobe and otoplasty surgeons in the Cleveland area. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Harmych and learn more about your options for ear surgery and earlobe repair in Cleveland, Ohio.