Earlobe Repair in Plano, TX

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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.

Who is an Ideal Candidate 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 Can I 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.

What Results Can I expect after earlobe repair?

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.

Earlobe repair FAQs

Can you repair a gauged ear?

While gauged earlobes can be repaired, it depends on the size of the gauge and how much the tissue has been stretched out. If the tissue is too thin, it may need to be removed. During a surgical assessment, our providers can let you know what is possible and how we can restore the natural shape and contour of your earlobes.

Why can't I get my ears pierced again right away?

As we mentioned, re-piercing can be done 12 weeks after earlobe repair in Plano. This is because your body needs time to heal the damaged tissue. We also want to make sure your earlobes are settled into their final position during recovery. Otherwise, your new piercings may not appear symmetrical.

How can I speed up earlobe repair recovery?

Beyond Beautiful Texas is proud to offer advanced tools and technologies like the PRO-NOX™ system to ensure your safety and comfort during surgery. When it comes to recovery, we only advise you to follow our guidelines closely and avoid damaging the healing tissue. Our instructions are designed to help your earlobes heal properly and evenly.

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From $875
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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.

What is PRO-NOX?

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. 

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