What is Earlobe Repair?
The hole of a pierced ear can become stretched, elongated, or split as a result of wearing large, hanging earrings or accidents involving the tearing of the earlobe. Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina and board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho perform earlobe surgery procedures to repair damaged skin on the earlobe at Beyond Beautiful Texas in Plano, TX. The procedure is a simple office-based procedure that will be done under local anesthesia. Treatment will normally take approximately 30 minutes. A week later, sutures are removed, and re-piercing can be done in 12 weeks. Patients will be left with natural-looking earlobes following surgery.
"Sarah was thorough, professional and kind. The atmosphere is relaxing and the med spa was spotless."- S.S. / Google / Nov 01, 2019
"Amazing Spa and Services! - I have done a dermaplane and facial combo for years but Beyond Beautiful and Sara in specific are amazing! Dermaplaning takes off all of the dead surface skin and the hydro facial cleans your skin To perfection. It feels and looks amazing afterwards. Dr. Vu does is spectacular with Botox, natural but smooth. I would highly recommend."- T. / RealSelf / Aug 13, 2020
"I went to Beyond Beautiful for PicoSure laser treatments for my hyperpigmentation from years and years of acne. I was nervous because I knew the negative effects lasers can have on ethnic skin. However, Sarah was very thorough with her explanations and treatment plan. She knows what she is doing and it made it that much easier to trust her. She also has had experience with doing laser treatments on asian skin tones. The laser itself was not painful. Numbing cream is applied for 15-30 minutes prior to the laser. Your face is red afterwards for about 30 minutes, but otherwise no huge downtime like other lasers. I was able to go about my day as normal the day of. I started seeing results within 3-4 weeks and could see my hyperpigmentation fading well! Overall, I am happy with my treatment and Sarah and will be getting more treatments in the future from her!"- B.H. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
"I had my ZO 3 step peels earlier this year- one in January and the 2nd in February. Sarah did such an awesome job. It was not painful at all- there is a fan you can hold to keep the cool air on your face. Sarah talked me through the process and the aftercare. There was no peeling for almost 3 days. It started peeling around my chin and mouth, then the 4th day it started working its way up my face. The peeling was not painful and was completely gone after about the 6th day. My face was refreshed and had new pink skin. If you are considering this peel I highly recommend! It is worth the money and so easy. Sarah can answer all your questions and makes herself available if you have questions throughout the process. I will be doing another one this winter!"- K.C. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
"The most amazing thing about this procedure is that it does not alter how I look and no one knew anything was done - The process was so easy and Dr. Ho and staff were kind, friendly and helpful. I had this procedure done by Dr. Ho about 10 years ago and it was time for a touch-up. The most amazing thing about this procedure is that it does not alter how I look and no one knew anything was done. I just looked fresher and less hagged-out and tired. I would recommend this procedure to anyone who wanted to look a bit fresher and happier."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 29, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Earlobe Repair?
The best candidates for earlobe repair:
- Have stretched-out earlobe piercings
- May have a torn or damaged earlobe
- Are self-conscious about their oversized earlobes
What to Expect During Earlobe Repair
Earlobe repair is an outpatient procedure that normally requires only local anesthesia. Small incisions in the earlobe may be required. Excess skin from the ear can also be removed, if needed. The wounds are closed with sutures. The ears can be repierced in approximately 12 months.
Following earlobe repair, the ears may be dressed to provide protection. There is typically minimal pain associated with this procedure, but patients should expect to experience tenderness and swelling. Sutures may be removed 1 week after surgery. Patients often respond positively to this procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $575
- Procedure Recovery Location
Dr. Ho, Dr. Aliano Messina, and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort, safety, and satisfaction during earlobe repair. We now offer the PRO-NOX™ system to ensure your comfort.
With the PRO-NOX Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow.
Repair Your Earlobes Today
Anxiety about your ears as an adult or harassing and bullying at school by classmates for children can have profound effects on self-esteem and self-image. However, earlobe surgery can vastly improve a patient’s appearance and confidence. To learn more, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.