Earlobe repair also called earlobe reconstruction, is a surgical procedure to correct a torn or stretched earlobe. Earlobe repair surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia.
The earlobes are the lower, fleshy parts of the ears that hang down from the main body of the ear. Earlobes can be torn or stretched from trauma, such as from earrings being pulled too hard, or from the natural aging process. Stretched earlobe repair surgery is performed to restore the earlobes to their original shape and size. If you have torn or stretched earlobes, earlobe repair surgery can help to improve the appearance of your ears.
If you are wondering how to repair earlobe, you need to read about the treatment techniques.The earlobe repair procedure is typically performed using one of two methods: sutured ear lobe repair or sutureless earlobe repair.
Sutured earlobe repair: The ear is composed of multiple layers of skin, and the earlobe is made up of the lower two layers. In a sutured earlobe repair, the surgeon will first mark to demonstrate the scar line. The patient will be made to settle in the procedure chair. Next, the physician may clean and numb the ear using sterile techniques and local anesthesia is injected. The incision is then made along the pre-marked line. Through this incision, the surgeon will carefully separate the skin layers and remove any scar tissue. The skin is then realigned and sutures are placed to close the incision. Steri-Strips (thin, adhesive bandages) may also be applied to help hold the skin in place while it heals.
Sutureless earlobe repair:Sutureless earlobe repair is a new technique that can be used to treat torn or stretched earlobes. The technique involves sticking the edges of the earlobe back together using surgical adhesive tape. This type of surgery does not require sutures, and it can be performed using local anesthesia.