Can Torn Earlobes Be Corrected?
Many mothers have had their earlobes torn or elongated by a baby's tug on their earrings. Earrings also catch on clothing and other objects, resulting in torn or elongated earlobes. Torn or elongated earlobes can be easily repaired surgically, usually in Dr. Zimm's office. Procedures are typically performed under local anesthesia, sutures are placed on both sides of the earlobe and can be removed 1 week later.
Earlobes usually heal quickly with minimal scarring. In most cases, the earlobe can be pierced again six weeks after surgery to receive light-weight earrings.
Frequently asked questions
The ideal age varies depending on the procedure. Some surgeries, like rhinoplasty, are often performed in late teens or early twenties, while others are more common among older adults seeking anti-aging treatments.
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a accredited facility, plastic surgery is generally safe. However, all surgical procedures carry inherent risks, and individual factors also play a role in safety.
Recovery time varies depending on the procedure and individual healing abilities. Some treatments may have minimal downtime, while others may require several weeks of recuperation.
Skilled surgeons strive to provide natural-looking outcomes. Open communication with your surgeon about your expectations and goals is crucial for achieving the results you desire.
Most surgeries result in some scarring, but plastic surgeons aim to minimize scarring through careful incision placement and suturing techniques. Scar management post-surgery can also help.
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It's crucial to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the specific procedure you're interested in. Reading reviews, checking credentials, and scheduling consultations can help with this decision.