Ear Lobe Repair in Middletown, NJ

Dr. John Taylor is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Red Bank, NJ, who performs ear lobe repair procedures on patients who have suffered the effects of very heavy earrings, have had earrings that have been yanked out, or regret getting large gauges in their ear lobes.

What Is Ear Lobe Repair?

Ear lobe repair a simple, quick, painless procedure done in the office in which the ears are sewn back together to repair the tear. Dr. Taylor can even re-pierce your ears during the same appointment.

Benefits of Ear Lobe Repair

Ear lobe repair corrects torn or ripped ear piercings, providing the following benefits:

  • Ear lobes look normal again
  • Ears can be re-pierced after the procedure

How Is Ear Lobe Repair Performed?

A local anesthetic is injected to numb the ear lobe; some excess skin is excised, repositioned, and closed with sutures. You may have inner stitches followed by sutures on the surface of the ear lobe. It is a quick and easy procedure that takes only about 30 minutes to complete.

Preparing for Ear Lobe Repair

Significant preoperative workup is not necessary for your ear lobe repair procedure since sedation and anesthesia are not used. You will be given a list of medications, vitamins, and supplements to stop taking one to two weeks pre and post surgery. Smoking should also be refrained from before and after surgery.

Recovery from Ear Lobe Repair

In the first few days, you may have some mild discomfort, but that is easily remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever. Patients are asked to keep the area clean and moist with antibiotic ointment, and sutures are removed in the office in about 10 days. If you have inner stitches, they simply dissolve on their own. Full recovery takes only about a month and results in ear lobes that look as if there has been no trauma to them. Patients who wish to have their ears re-pierced are asked to bring stainless steel earrings (post, not hoop) to their appointment.

How Much Does Ear Lobe Repair Cost?

The cost of ear lobe repair depends on the extent of the procedure and the size of the hole or tear. Dr. Taylor can go over the costs involved in the procedure. Our payment options include cash, checks, and most major credit cards along with financing through CareCredit®. Because ear lobe repair is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance typically does not cover this procedure. We ask that the full payment be made at least two weeks prior to the procedure.

Is Ear Lobe Repair Right for Me?

If your ear lobes are split all the way through, if you have large holes that seem to have torn further, or if you have large gauges that you wish you did not have, ear lobe repair may be right for you.

Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Ear Lobe Repair?

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Taylor can repair your ear lobes, leaving very little scarring while giving you the ability to re-pierce your ears if you so desire.

What to Expect During the Ear Lobe Repair Consultation

Your ear lobe repair consultation involves an evaluation to determine the best way to repair the tears. Dr. Taylor also walks you through the procedure and answers any questions you may have.

At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.

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