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Earlobe Repair
In Savannah, GA

There are a number of issues that can contribute to an earlobe defect. At Savannah Earlobe repair is a blanket term that refers to a number of different surgical techniques to reconstruct the ear. It is also one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Earlobe repair is ideal in treating the following issues:

  • Keloid scars in the earlobe
  • Overly large lobes
  • Gauged holes from piercings in need or repair
  • Stretched holes in earlobe (often from heavy piercings)
  • Asymmetrical lobes
  • Stretched lobes
  • Split earlobes

Ideal Candidates

You may be an ideal candidate for an Earlobe repair procedure if you experience any of the issues listed above.

As with all medical procedures, excellent candidates are those in good overall health and who have informed, realistic expectations.

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An initial consultation with Dr. Minton is the first step to any procedure. There he will discuss your health history and closely examine your earlobes to determine the precise changes to be made in order to meet your needs.

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The Earlobe Repair Procedure

The technique for an Earlobe repair surgery depends largely on the nature of the issue.In most cases, the surgery takes place under local anesthesia and requires no downtime. However, procedures to shorten the earlobes or repair gauged holes often require one or two days of rest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After the initial consultation, an earlobe repair procedure usually takes 30 minutes to one hour. However, more complex surgeries–such as a repairing a gauged hole–may take longer.

In most cases, sutures will be removed within a week of the surgery. Most patients can return to their daily activities immediately, while a few procedures require a day or two of downtime.

The patient doesn’t feel anything during an earlobe repair. Post surgery, patients are unlikely to experience discomfort that can’t be treated with an over-the-counter medication.

An earlobe repair addresses any disfiguration of the earlobe, whereas an otoplasty surgically treats protruding or prominent ears.

Our skilled, double-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Minton is available to discuss an earlobe repair procedure in greater detail during a consultation at our Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery office in Savannah. Arrange your consultation by contacting us today.