If you’re suffering from stretched earlobes, deformities or injuries that affect the earlobes, lobuloplasty can help restore their appearance in one simple procedure. Springs Aesthetics offers earlobe repair surgery for men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado.
What is Lobuloplasty?
Lobuloplasty, also known as earlobe repair or earlobe reconstruction, is a surgical procedure performed to correct deformities or damage to the earlobe. It involves reshaping or repairing the earlobe to improve its appearance or function. It is typically performed to address the following concerns:
- Split or torn earlobes
- Earlobes can become split or torn due to trauma, accidents, or wearing heavy earrings that pull on the earlobes. Lobuloplasty repairs the tear and restores the earlobe's natural shape.
- Stretched or elongated earlobes
- Some individuals have naturally elongated earlobes, while others develop elongation over time due to wearing heavy earrings or gauges. Lobuloplasty can reduce the size and reshape elongated earlobes.
- Congenital deformities
- Some individuals are born with earlobe deformities, such as clefts or abnormal shapes. Lobuloplasty can correct these congenital deformities to create a more normal appearance.
- Keloids or hypertrophic scars
- In some cases, earlobes may develop excessive scar tissue or keloids due to previous trauma, piercings, or surgeries. Lobuloplasty can remove the scar tissue and improve the aesthetic appearance of the earlobe.
How Much Does Lobuloplasty Cost?
After your consultation, we will discuss the cost of your earlobe repair treatment and explain our payment options, including financing that may be available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
Am I a Candidate for Lobuloplasty?
If you are experiencing split, torn, stretched or elongated earlobes, or if you have deformities or scars that are affecting the appearance of the earlobes, you may be a good candidate for lobuloplasty. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Burroughs of Springs Aesthetics. He can assess your cosmetic goals and help you determine the treatment option that will deliver the best possible results. If earlobe repair is appropriate for you, he can help you plan and schedule your treatment.
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How is Lobuloplasty Performed?
The lobuloplasty procedure begins with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the earlobe area, ensuring your comfort during the surgery. Then, Dr. Burroughs carefully cleans the earlobe before making incisions in the necessary areas. If the earlobe is torn, he removes any damaged edges and aligns the healthy tissue for optimal healing. In cases of elongated or stretched earlobes, excess tissue is trimmed to reshape and reduce the size of the earlobe. The incisions are then closed using dissolvable sutures, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.
What is Recovery Like After Lobuloplasty?
After undergoing lobuloplasty, the recovery process is typically straightforward. Immediately following the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the earlobe area. The dissolvable sutures used during the surgery will gradually dissolve on their own, eliminating the need for suture removal. Still, we’ll see you for a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress. Most individuals can resume normal activities within a few days, but we recommend avoiding strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or contact sports for a few weeks to minimize the risk of complications. The incisions made during the procedure typically heal well, resulting in minimal scarring.
Can I Wear Earrings After a Lobuloplasty?
Yes, most patients can wear earrings like normal after the earlobe repair surgery. However, it’s important to wait until the earlobes are fully healed. This can take anywhere between a couple of weeks and a couple of months, depending on the patient and the extent of surgery performed. When you begin wearing earrings again, it's important to be mindful of the weight and size of the earrings you wear. We recommend starting with lightweight earrings and gradually increase the size and weight as your earlobes continue to heal. Heavy earrings can potentially strain the tissue and increase the risk of complications or stretching of the repaired area.
For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians. To learn more about earlobe repair surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation.