Ear Spacer Reconstruction

If after a period of having ear spacers, plugs, tunnels, barbells or tapers, you would like to revert back to a more traditional shape of earlobe, ear spacer reconstruction surgery is for you.

Why You Might Need Ear Spacer Reconstruction Surgery

You will require earlobe surgery if you wish to revert back to you wish to revert back to a naturally shaped ear after stretching the earlobe from wearing spacers or other heavy earrings.

What Does Ear Spacer Reconstruction Surgery Involve?

Depending on the severity of the stretched skin, the majority of ear reconstruction procedures can be performed easily under a local anaesthetic in our Outpatient treatment rooms. Correcting a stretched earlobe can take between 20 and 30 minutes per ear.

Recovery After Surgery

Following earlobe surgery, any minimal discomfort can easily be controlled with painkillers, and sleeping in an upright position with ice applied to the area will reduce any swelling and bruising. Stitches will be removed within five to seven days unless they are dissolvable.

Bathing/showering is allowed so 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 these will be prone to burning.

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