EARLOBE REPAIR: The Forgotten Aging Factor
For women who have long, droopy earlobes a rejuvenation procedure consists of removing some of the saggy tissue to sculpt out a firmer, more youthful earlobe. It is performed under local anesthesia in the office and takes under an hour. Downtime is typically 0-2 days as most patients can resume normal activities almost immediately.
Earring hole repair
Chronic wear of heavy earrings can result in stretching out or complete cleavage of one or both earring holes. This can be very frustrating as earring wear is not only restricted but there is a fear that what is worn may be lost. Earring hole repair is performed under local anesthesia in the office and takes under 30 minutes. Piercing of the ear is then performed 6-8 weeks later. In some instances, the top of the hole is spared so that a light earring can be worn above the repair.
For women who have thin earlobes that are prone to recurrent earring hole elongation, it is possible to firm up the earlobe with injection of a hyaluronic acid filler to enable them to continue wearing earrings.
BEFORE/AFTER GALLERY: EARLOBE REPAIR
Before: Thin earlobe with loss of collagen and elasticity. She has been unable to wear earrings due to elongated and severed holes.
Procedure: Earlobe rejuvenation with repair of both holes and sculpting of the lobe. A little bit of hyaluronic acid filler was also utilized to maintain strength and rigidity.
Problem: Long, dangly earlobes, right greater than left.
Procedure: Earlobe repair with more youthful, sculpted lobes.
Before: Patient has never been able to wear her hair up due to the unsightly appearance of the moles on her earlobe. Also note heavy upper lid and dark, baggy lower lid.
Procedure: Excision and plastic surgery repair of earlobe lesions; laser upper and lower blepharoplasty. Beautiful, refreshed eyelids and earlobe. She can now wear her hair up with confidence!
Problem: Low-set and elongated earring hole. Earrings keep falling out.
Procedure: Repair of elongated earring hole. Beautiful healing.
Problem: Right earlobe: completely torn earring hole. Left earlobe: elongated earring hole.
Procedure: Right earlobe: Complete repair. Left earlobe: Repair with top of hole left open for light earring wear.
Problem: Thin, floppy earlobe with creases.
Procedure: Earlobe sculpting with thicker, rejuvenated lobe without creasing.
Problem: Elongated earring hole
Procedure: Earring hole repair followed by piercing 6 weeks later.
Problem: Long, saggy earlobe.
Procedure: Earlobe sculpting and piercing with more youthful look.
Problem: Thin earlobe with creases.
Procedure: Earlobe sculpting and filler with thicker, robust earlobes without creases.