Ear Lobe Repair Manhattan, New York
Ear piercing puts the lobe at risk for many kinds of damage including stretching, tearing and keloid scarring. Many people do not know that their earlobes can be repaired and restored with plastic surgery by Dr. Michael Wolfeld. Your ears are not only one of the most visible parts of your body but also very fashionable and make a major statement by how they look and what jewelry you wear. Torn earlobes can occur due to trauma or after wearing heavy earrings for an extended period of time. Earlobes can then be completely torn or the area of the piercing can just be widened. These tears are often very visible and may be hard to cover with your hair. If this occurs, a simple office based procedure can be used to repair the tear. In addition to torn earlobes, sometimes earlobes can become pulled over time. This too can be surgically corrected with a simple office based procedure.
Earlobe repair can refresh and suture together the edges of your damaged or torn earlobe. It is a relatively common procedure that takes only 15 to 30 minutes. It's performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. After the anesthetic wears off, you may feel mild pain for a day or so. Sutures are generally removed after 7 days. You can safely pierce your ear lobe again 2 to 6 months after repair.
Dr. Wolfeld has exceptional experience in repairing torn, stretched, and disfigured earlobes. If your earlobes cause you to be self conscious or if you just want to get back to wearing earrings, you may schedule a private consultation with Dr. Wolfeld by calling 212-281-1000.