Earlobe Rejuvenation & Repair
Earlobe rejuvenation is growing in popularity among New Yorkers due in part to the popularity of large earrings that can stretch—or even tear—the earlobes, and because earlobes will stretch and sag with age. Fortunately, improving the appearance of ones earlobes is a fairly simple matter that can be done on an outpatient basis. There’s no need to live with ugly lobes any longer!
Earlobes are made of skin and soft tissues; no bone or cartilage is present in them, which means it’s easy to improve their appearance. Earlobe rejuvenation can be done as a standalone procedure or as part of another procedure, such as a facelift or neck lift.
Areas that can be improved with earlobe rejuvenation include:
- Tears in the earlobe
- Repair of an earring hole, such as those caused by ear gauging
- Making an earlobe smaller
- Plumping up earlobes that have lost volume
- Earlobe scar revision
How Earlobe Rejuvenation is Performed
Earlobe rejuvenation is an elective outpatient plastic surgery performed in Dr. Gerut’s plastic surgery practice in Hewlett, Long Island. It’s done under local anesthetic, and usually takes an hour or less.
Recovery from Earlobe Rejuvenation
Minimal swelling or bruising is the norm for earlobe rejuvenation in New York among Dr. Gerut’s patients. You’ll leave the office with a small bandage or perhaps just an application of a topical antibiotic, depending on the degree of repair that was done. Most earlobe rejuvenation patients see Dr. Gerut in a few days and recover completely within a few weeks.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your earlobes, board certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. Gerut is here to help you. Call us at 516-295-2100 or complete our online consultation form to learn how you can get the look you’ve always wanted!
Dr. Gerut is an expert at treating earlobes that are thin, sagging, damaged by trauma or wearing heavy earrings, or unattractive due to regrettable piercings. Earlobe repair procedures are performed in Dr. Gerut’s Long Island plastic surgery office under local anesthesia and, if necessary, IV sedation.
Thin or sagging earlobes can be treated with injections of filler, such as Juvéderm®, or fat. Earlobes that have been damaged by trauma, heavy earrings or piercing can be surgically repaired.
Recovery from an earlobe repair is usually rapid, requiring only ice packs for the day of the procedure, and perhaps the day after.