Ear surgery, or otoplasty, has traditionally been used to reshape large or protruding ears. However, with the growing popularity of alternative body modifications in recent years, more and more plastic surgeons are being called upon to reverse cosmetic ear modifications. The most common of these modifications is the stretched earlobe, which is caused by disc or plug earrings.
What is Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe repair surgery is a procedure that reverses the effects of modifications to the earlobe. People who have torn or stretched their earlobes can find help at Dr. Lee B. Daniel's plastic surgery clinic in Eugene, Oregon.
Reasons for Earlobe Repair
Many people will choose to undergo body modification and then later wish to have the procedure reversed. Earlobe repair surgery is suitable for people who have dramatically altered the appearance of their earlobes, most often through the use of plug or disc earrings, which stretch out the earlobes and cause them to droop.
What Happens During Surgery?
After local or general anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Daniel makes tiny incisions that release the hanging portion of the earlobe. The ears' surface is repaired to look natural and the tissues are secured with stitches.
After Earlobe Repair
It is important during your recovery from earlobe repair surgery to avoid activities in which the ears may be bent or moved. Most people are able to return to their normal routines within several days of the procedure. The results are immediately apparent once the bandages have been removed.
Learn More About Earlobe Repair
Earlobe repair surgery is an effective way to reverse the effects of earlobe modification. To learn more, email us or call Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at 541-687-8900 for a consultation. Our plastic surgery clinic in Eugene, Oregon is within convenient driving distance of Springfield, Corvallis, and Portland.