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 are the benefits of ear spacer reconstruction surgery?

Patients will seek earlobe surgery to correct enlarged earlobes and revert back to their normal shape. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • Restored confidence in appearance
  • Ears adjusted back to their normal shape
  • May be possible to pierce the ear in future

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 time

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, sun block should be applied to the affected areas, as these will be prone to burning.

Treatment Cost

If you decide that ear spacer reconstruction surgery is for you, at The McIndoe Centre you can select your preferred consultant surgeon at a time that suits you. We have some of the most innovative and experienced surgeons who will be delighted to discuss your options with you.

We’d be delighted if you wanted to arrange a consultation with us. Please call the Helpline on 0800 917 4922 for free and professional advice or submit a contact form here for more information.

To make a fully informed decision, click this link for a guide on what to consider before deciding on reconstructive surgery.

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