Split earlobes can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the condition happens suddenly when an earring becomes caught and causes a torn earlobe. At other times, the earlobe becomes split gradually as a pierced hole slowly enlarges to the point that earrings can no longer be held within it. While the condition is most common in women, it can certainly occur in men as well. It may also occur if the ear has been pierced in the wrong place, such as too low on the lobe. A recent trend has involved placing large plugs, discs or gauges in the earlobe to stretch the area.
Many people think they just have to live with this problem and can never wear earrings again, but that isn’t at all the case. Today, there is a plastic surgery procedure that can repair split ear lobes.
Dr. Lee repairs split earlobes, as well as enlarged earlobes and stretched earlobes. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia with minimal downtime.
Split earlobe repair takes only about a half hour, and following the healing process, the earlobe returns to it’s normal shape and size.
Split Ear Lobe Repair Recovery
The healing process often takes several weeks, and must be complete before the ear can be re-pieced. It is important to attend your post-op appointments with Dr. Lee, so he can determine at what point it is safe for you to re-pierce the ear.
You can expect some minor swelling and soreness for the first few days, but most patients are pleasantly surprised by ease with which you recover.
Dr. Raymond Lee is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in facial rejuvenation under local anesthesia. He has been practicing in Orange County for the past 10 years and has performed nearly 4000 facial rejuvenation procedures under light anesthesia.
In his prior practice, his patient satisfaction scores ranked him #1 in the nation. Dr. Lee wants you to “Experience Beauty, the most natural way”. Dr. Lee’s does not believe in the old traditional facelift. Over the course of his career he has mastered the art and science of facial rejuvenation with natural results, minimal sedation, and easy recovery. His signature “FACEology LIFT” (face and neck lift alternative) is the embodiment of all these elements and is what he is widely sought out for.