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Torn earlobes

Excessive weight or trauma can easily overcome the strength of the earlobe tissues leading to a tear in the gentle earlobe tissues (split ears). This split may be unattractive and renders the earlobe unusable for most jewelry.
Most torn earlobes can be effectively and safely corrected using delicate plastic surgery repair techniques. The cosmetic procedure is routinely performed in the office under local anesthesia with an optional sedative. After planning and marking, a small amount of lidocaine numbing solution is deposited. The procedure itself is performed without any discomfort.
In order to rebuild the earlobe, the healed and scarred aspects of the tear require removal. Repair is then performed in a zigzag. Fine suture threads are used, support the repair and minimize scaring. Small amounts of antibiotic ointment are applied at home for a few days ensuring cleanliness. The healed earlobe has usually a barely visible pencil-fine scar line without aesthetic limitations.


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