Ear surgery, or otoplasty, has traditionally been used to reshape large or protruding ears. However, with the growing popularity of alternative body modifications in recent years, more and more plastic surgeons are being called upon to reverse cosmetic ear modifications with earlobe repair surgery.

The most common of these modifications is the gauged (or stretched) earlobe, which is caused by disc or plug earrings. Ear lobe repair surgery can also fix unintended damage to the earlobe such as a torn piercing.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel received board certification in both general surgery and plastic surgery and performs earlobe repair surgery in Eugene frequently. Dr. Daniel and his team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have helped thousands of women and men improve their appearance with their tailored approaches to facial cosmetic enhancement.

Before Your Earlobe Repair Surgery

When considering earlobe repair, each individual has a unique problem he or she would like to correct. That’s why scheduling a consultation with Dr. Daniel is an important step toward ensuring that you get optimal results from your earlobe repair surgery. In a consultation with Dr. Daniel, you can discuss your desired outcome, as well as any questions you may have. With Dr. Daniel’s medical advice, you can determine how to best proceed.

Discs, plugs, and gauges can cause earlobes to stretch or tear, but it’s not only alternative body modification that can lead to cosmetic problems. Repeated use of large or heavy earrings can elongate an original piercing. Injury to the earlobe is another reason people may seek earlobe repair surgery.

Earrings can get pulled through the pierced hole, widening the piercing and making it impossible to wear jewelry. Earrings that get caught can also tear the lobe and cause it to split. Some patients just have larger earlobes and request reduction.

Candidates for earlobe surgery may have stretched or drooping earlobes or torn ears. Stretched or torn earlobes can cause people to feel self-conscious or even interfere with career advancement. Whether earlobe damage is the result of a fashion statement or an accident, many people come to Dr. Daniel for earlobe repair because they are seeking a more professional, polished appearance.

Your Earlobe Repair Procedure

Earlobe repair is a minor surgery that can offer major results. The surgery can restore damaged ears to an intact condition. Dr. Daniel customizes earlobe repair surgery to meet each patient’s needs, ensuring ideal results whether your earlobe has suffered from an accident, has been torn, or has stretched over time.

Although the exact procedural details will vary depending on the approach Dr. Daniel takes to address your particular issue, in general, earlobe repair requires only a few simple steps:

  • Tiny incisions are made to release the hanging portion of the earlobe.

  • The skin that lines the hole or tear is removed and any excess tissue is removed.

  • Small stitches are used to secure the lobe while it heals.

  • Bandages are applied to the surgical site.

Recovery Process after Earlobe Repair Surgery

Most people are able to resume their normal routines within only a couple of days following earlobe repair surgery. Any discomfort can normally be alleviated with over-the-counter medications. Your results will be apparent as soon as the bandages are removed.

After earlobe repair surgery, you should have a fully restored, intact earlobe. For individuals who would like to have their ears pierced again following earlobe repair, it’s recommended to wait until at least six weeks have passed since your surgery date.

Call Our Eugene Office and Ask about Earlobe Repair Surgery

To learn more about your options for earlobe repair surgery in Eugene, contact our office today. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401