Earlobe surgery is a surgical earlobe correction procedure that is designed and customized based on the patient’s needs. At Modern Surgical Arts of Denver in Highlands Ranch, CO, we can correct earlobes that have been overstretched or undergone trauma or tears. We also offer earlobe reduction, which reduces excess skin on the earlobes. This treatment process can restore natural-looking ears and correct visual imperfections so patients can feel more confident about the appearance of their ears.
Earlobe surgery can improve ear aesthetics. Heavy earrings, gauges, accidental tears, trauma, and other factors can all negatively impact the appearance of the ears. Fortunately, earlobe correction surgery can help patients restore normal and natural-looking ears and feel more confident about their appearance.
Earlobe Correction After Gauges
If you are like many people who practiced ear gauging, only to realize later it wasn’t your ultimate desire, we can help. Earlobe surgery can provide earlobe correction after gauges to restore the ear’s normal and natural-looking appearance.
During the procedure, the surgeon will carefully reconstruct the ear tissue using different techniques to recreate the natural shape of the earlobe. The hole created by the gauge over time will be filled with natural tissue during the reconstruction process to help patients achieve their desired outcome.
The aging process, wearing oversized or heavy earrings for prolonged periods, and genetics can all contribute to the appearance of large, overstretched earlobes. Many people who suffer from overstretched earlobes feel self-conscious about their appearance and aim to hide their earlobes with their hair. That’s where earlobe reduction comes in.
With our earlobe reduction surgery, we can use different techniques to reshape your earlobes to address sagging and drooping to improve ear aesthetics and make you feel more confident about your ears.
Earlobe Reconstruction After Trauma or Tears
Wearing heavy earrings or experiencing some type of acute trauma to the earlobes can cause tears which negatively impact the appearance of the ears. An accidental tear, sudden trauma, or unintentional lifestyle habit can all contribute to this condition. We can use earlobe reconstruction to repair the earlobes and restore a natural-looking appearance.
An ear keloid is a rubbery, painless growth that can form on the ear for different reasons. These harmless lesions appear in various sizes but can also increase in size over time. While they are generally harmless, they can grow so much so that they become very noticeable, to the point that patients feel self-conscious about their appearance.
They can also form due to an injury that causes excess collagen formation. We can use different techniques during earlobe surgery to remove keloids and restore a natural appearance to the ears.
Earlobe Piercings After Surgery
As part of our surgical package, we offer earlobe piercings after surgery once the ears have healed. We can perform this service as soon as six weeks after the procedure. This service allows you to start over with younger, natural-looking ears yet still wear earrings as desired.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Once you undergo your initial consultation, where we will evaluate your earlobes and design a surgical treatment plan to help you achieve your goals, we will give you some instructions about preparing for your surgical procedure.
Typically, you’ll be directed to temporarily discontinue the use of all blood-thinning supplements and medications. These may include but are not limited to vitamin E, ibuprofen, fish oil, and aspirin. You should also discontinue the use of alcohol for several days before your scheduled procedure.
Is There Any Downtime After Earlobe Surgery?
Most patients can resume their normal daily activities after earlobe surgery. We will give you some specific instructions regarding sleeping positions and caring for your ears after the procedure. As long as you follow all of the post-operative instructions, you can expect a quick recovery.
Patients can typically resume work the next day and resume more strenuous activities within two days, including strenuous workouts. We will also provide you with instructions about caring for the sutures if it applies to your procedure and schedule follow-up appointments as needed so that we can ensure proper and total healing.
Will I Have a Scar?
After your procedure is over, as long as you follow the post-care instructions to ensure proper healing, you can expect to achieve normal, natural-looking ears. Any scarring will be hidden by the surgeon, who will ensure that the proper techniques are used so your scars are not visible and you achieve your desired appearance. We can give you more details about what you can expect from your procedure during your initial consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have visible keloids on your ears, your ears have been overstretched as a result of aging, genetics, or a gauge usage, or you sustained an injury that has torn your earlobe, you may be a good candidate for earlobe correction surgery. These surgical procedures are generally quick and allow patients to experience their desired results without significant downtime.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for one of these procedures is to schedule a pre-surgical consultation. We will evaluate your ears and give you more details about your desired procedure so that you know what to expect. We will also ask you some questions about your medical history and current health to determine whether you are a good treatment candidate.
Achieve Your Ideal Earlobes
You don’t have to live with earlobes that you don’t love or that make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Our earlobe correction procedures are designed to restore a natural-looking appearance to the ears and help patients enjoy the results long-term. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.