Based in Bala Cynwyd and serving residents in and around Philadelphia, Dr. Emily Pollard offers in-office earlobe repair for patients with torn, gauged, stretched, or damaged earlobes resulting from low-grade trauma.
What is Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe repair is a simple procedure that can be done in-office and requires virtually no downtime. It is common for people who wear earrings to snag them on something and cause a small rip in the earlobe, or over time through the force of heavy jewelry, to end up with sagging earlobes. Earlobe repair can quickly and simply fix minor damage, and return a natural appearance to your earlobe to frame your face beautifully. Other times, as trends and personal tastes change, people with gauged ears want to undo the stretched-out look for a more professional appearance. Dr. Pollard’s earlobe repair can return a natural look to your ears no matter what the cause of minor trauma, tearing, stretching, or sagging.
Benefits of Earlobe Repair
- Bring back a natural look to earlobes that have been stretched due to jewelry
- Repair rips or tears due to low-grade trauma
- Tighten and fix stretching due to gauged ear piercings for a more professional look
Earlobe Repair Before & After Pictures
See what a big difference this small procedure can make by browsing through our gallery of earlobe repair before and after pictures.
How is Earlobe Repair Performed?
Earlobe repair is a simple, in-office procedure that typically takes about an hour to perform and requires virtually no downtime. Using local anesthesia, the ear area is first numbed for a comfortable experience. Incisions are made within the area of the tear or stretching, allowing for cleaning and reshaping of the trauma area, including the inner tissues, behind the earlobe, and on the front surface of the earlobe. Very fine stitches are used to close the incision and complete the procedure.
Preparing for Earlobe Repair
To prepare for your earlobe repair, keep the area clean and dry, especially if there has been a fresh or recent mild injury to the area. Do not wear any jewelry. Take antibiotics as directed if your surgeon prescribes them beforehand, and avoid wearing makeup the day of your procedure.
Earlobe Repair Recovery
Take any pain medication, antibiotics, and apply any topical ointments Dr. Pollard may prescribe as directed. You may be asked to wear small sterile bandages for the first few days, and be sure to keep the area as clean and dry as possible in the two to three weeks needed for full recovery. Dr Pollard will re-pierce ears in approximately 8 weeks when your ears have healed.
A popular reason for earlobe repair surgery is gauge repair. A gauge is a type of ear jewelry that requires stretching the skin to accommodate various gauge sizes. Many patients find that once the gauges are removed, they wish to return their earlobes to their original shape and size. Dr. Pollard offers this service to help patients feel confident and comfortable with their ears again. The procedure is simple and involves trimming down and restitching excess skin on the ear. It can be performed directly in our office using local anesthesia. Typically, the procedure takes 20 –40 minutes and requires minimal recovery time. To learn if gauge repair surgery is ideal for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard.
How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost in Philadelphia, PA?
Dr. Emily Pollard understands that every patient’s earlobe repair needs are different. The cost of the procedure will vary with the type and extent of repair that’s needed. We are here to help you figure out the cost of earlobe repair as accurately as possible, and welcome you to schedule an initial consultation appointment so we can get to know your goals and design a plan to restore your earlobes. We proudly offer CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit help you budget your procedure wisely and easily. Check out our Current Specials as well to see if there’s a discount available for your desired procedure.
Is Earlobe Repair Right For Me?
Patients from all walks of life have come to Dr. Pollard for her excellence in cosmetic surgery. If you have an earlobe that has been torn due to jewelry being yanked, or a pierced hole that has widened and caused your earlobe to sag over time, earlobe repair can bring back a positive focal point to frame your face like new. Likewise, if you have enjoyed the aesthetics of a gauged ear, but feel that it’s time to move on from the trend and restore your ears to a more normal appearance, earlobe repair may the answer for you. Patients that have mild earlobe injuries can also benefit from repair, although extensive ear injuries will require a more intensive surgical solution.
Why Choose Dr. Emily Pollard?
Dr. Emily Pollard is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a highly active member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She brings years of experience and has built up her practice to become one of Philadelphia’s most respected plastic surgeons. Her patients’ utmost satisfaction, comfort, and quality of life are the highest priority when it comes to each procedure. The personalized touch and esteemed background that Dr. Pollard brings to the table can be seen through the continual positive feedback from satisfied patients, and the overall results that speak for themselves.
What to Expect During Your Earlobe Repair Consultation
Dr. Pollard’s dedication to her patients begins at the moment of consultation. She will take the time to get to know your medical history, listen carefully to any concerns and help you plan realistic goals that will deliver the best possible results. Be prepared to discuss your medications, past surgeries, and be frank about your lifestyle so that Dr. Pollard can tailor the procedure to fit your unique needs. Every patient is different, so don’t hesitate to call us to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Pollard.
Dr. Emily Pollard is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery, and prides herself on getting to know each client’s unique needs on an individual basis. Her services continue to produce amazing results for people in and around Philadelphia. Dr. Pollard specializes in cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, body contouring, facial surgery, women’s health issues, and much more. If you are looking to improve your appearance and increase your self-esteem, Dr. Pollard and her professional team will accommodate all of your needs in a friendly environment! Please call 610-674-0779 today to schedule your initial consultation!