Earlobe Surgery

Earlobe Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery | Face & Eye Surgery

Earlobe Surgery

Torn or enlarged earlobes are relatively common, resulting from trauma or the frequent wearing of heavy earrings. Earlobe surgery is the perfect solution to restore your confidence and make you feel better about yourself.

Why You Might Need Earlobe Surgery

If after a period of having ear spacers, plugs, tunnels, barbells or tapers, you would like to revert back to how it was before, then a surgical procedure would be the way forward to restore your earlobe to a more natural-looking shape.

What Does Earlobe Surgery Involve?

Torn earlobe surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic in the minor operations room in Outpatients. Your consultant plastic surgeon can repair the defect in your ear in numerous different ways.

Correcting a stretched earlobe can take between 20 to 30 minutes per ear while repairing a torn earlobe can take up to 40 minutes per ear.

Recovery After Surgery

Following earlobe surgery, minimal discomfort can easily be controlled with painkillers, while sleeping in an upright position whilst applying ice will reduce any swelling or bruising as a result of torn earlobe surgery. Stitches will be removed in five to seven days - unless they are dissolvable.

Bathing or showering is permitted, as long as care is taken not to get the dressings wet - and hairdryers should be used on a cool setting only. For 18 to 24 months after surgery, sunblock should be applied to the affected areas, as they will be prone to burning.

For more information, we would be delighted if you wanted to arrange a consultation with us. You can call the Helpline for free and professional advice.

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    If you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, here are some important questions that you should ask yourself to help you make the decision that is right for you.

    • What do I want to change and why do I want to have surgery?
    • Have I considered all the options?
    • Can surgery give me the results I want?
    • Am I expecting the surgery to change my life as well as my appearance?
    • Is now the right time?

    Having surgery is a big decision

    For more information and advice about cosmetic surgery contact our Helpline Team on 01342 488054 or email info@mcindoe.co.uk

    Planning your long-term goals with your consultant, and researching the procedure, will reinforce whether surgery is the right option for you.Surgery is not without risk so you should be sure in your reasons for wanting to go ahead. It is important that your expectations are realistic and that the advantages to you always outweigh the risk of surgery.

    Take this checklist to your consultation with the surgeon performing the procedure. Discuss each topic with your surgeon to help you make the decision that is right for you before having surgery.

    Having surgery is a big decision

    For more information and advice about cosmetic surgery contact our Helpline Team on 01342 488054 or email info@mcindoe.co.uk

    Think carefully before having cosmetic surgery

    Never feel rushed or pressured into giving your consent. Be wary of surgeons or staff who try to convince you to go ahead. Take plenty of time to make your decision.

    We strongly advise you take at least two weeks after your consultation with the surgeon performing the procedure to think things through before surgery.

    Having surgery is a big decision

    For more information and advice about cosmetic surgery contact our Helpline Team on 01342 488054 or email info@mcindoe.co.uk