People undergo body modifications like piercing, gauging, and tattoos for many reasons. Fashion, cultural traditions, and making strong statements about individuality are often at the core of choices to make permanent or semi-permanent changes to the body. Social norms regarding these practices have changed dramatically over recent years, and many things that were considered highly taboo in the past no longer have the same stigma. However, when earlobe stretching, or gauging, goes too far, earlobe repair surgery is a common request for people in Philadelphia.
Earlobe revision is not just a repair for ears that have been intentionally stretched. Over time, earrings can change the appearance of standard ear piercings as well. Other times, ears are torn or stretched due to injury, or have scar tissue that can be removed. Earlobe revision surgery is a simple surgical approach to repairing these problems. To set up your earlobe revision surgery with the Morgenstern Center's oculo-facial surgeons, call (610) 687.8771 today.
Who Can Benefit from Earlobe Revision?
Anyone who has earlobes that are stretched, torn, or have an enlarged piercing may benefit from surgical earlobe revision. Earlobe repair is effective for repairing ears damaged by wearing heavy earrings or having an earring caught or pulled from the ear. Any of the following conditions may benefit from earlobe revision:
- Lacerated or torn earlobes
- Stretched earlobes
- Earlobes that have sagged due to age
- Unusually long earlobes
- Gauged earlobes
- Scarred earlobes
- Earlobes with a previous repair that is unsightly
Anyone who wants to restore or enhance the appearance of their earlobes should consider earlobe revision. This reconstructive facial surgery can help your earlobes look somewhat like they used to. Many people with gauged ears seek earlobe revision in order to join the military.
How Is Earlobe Revision Performed?
Earlobe revision is performed under local anesthesia. An incision is made to remove any scar tissue or excess tissue. The clean tissue remaining is then stitched back together. The procedure typically takes less than an hour. The recovery from earlobe surgery is generally painless and requires only basic wound care and removal of stitches at the appropriate time. Some swelling may occur during the first day or two, but earlobe revision will not necessitate lost work or other physical limitations. Patients who wish to re-pierce their ears should wait at least two months from the time of surgery.
To find out how earlobe revision surgery can restore your earlobes, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery at (610) 687.8771 to schedule a consultation. Our experienced oculo-facial surgeons perform earlobe revision surgery for people from King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Main Line, Wayne, and the neighboring tri-state areas.