Earlobe Repair

A typical earlobe repair surgery with Dr. Shaw takes less than an hour to complete.

Earlobe repair takes advantage of the body’s natural regenerative ability. This common procedure is often recommended for those who have damaged earlobes due to gauging or injuries. Earlobe repair surgery works by removing skin and scar tissue around the earlobe. The leftover area of healthy tissue is pieced together with precision to promote the body to heal without a hole. Earlobe repair surgery with Dr. Shaw offers natural-looking results with little downtime.

Trouble With Torn Earlobes

Torn earlobes can occur in a number of ways, e.g., lacerations, tears, bites, and other forceful motions. The elasticity and vascularity of most ears allow individuals to stretch them far beyond their standard size without the risk of tearing. However, those that stretch their lobes any farther than 8mm (whether intentionally or not) enter what is known as “the point of no return.” Past this level, earlobes lose the ability to shrink back to regular size. Tears become more likely the further lobes are pushed. When earlobes tear, seeking medical attention is vital to preventing infection.

Torn Earlobe Repair

Travis Shaw, MD is happy to provide his surgical treatment to those seeking torn earlobe repair. A typical earlobe repair surgery with Dr. Shaw takes less than an hour to complete. The procedure involves an examination of the size and elasticity of your earlobes. After getting a thorough assessment, a local anesthetic is applied to prevent discomfort and the surgery begins. The surgery itself involves making several incisions and then suturing earlobe skin back to return it to normal size.

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Earlobe Repair Surgery Results

Following the procedure, it may take about 3 months for your scar to heal. However, the treatment itself requires no downtime and no medication is needed post-surgery. Some aching and mild pain may be experienced as your body heals. As with any surgical procedure, earlobe surgery does carry some risks. These risks include: bleeding, infection, and sensitivity among other issues. 

Can Gauged Ears Be Repaired?

In our blog post, “Gauged Ear Repair in Richmond VA” we discuss gauging and the steps involved in ear repair.

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Torn Earlobe Surgery in Richmond, Virginia

Earlobe repair is a simple surgical procedure that can be done quickly and easily. Travis Shaw, MD is happy to offer his artistic and medical skills to those in need of earlobe surgery. Make an appointment today by texting/calling (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below.


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