Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers earlobe repair for men and women in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
The earlobes are made of soft tissue that is prone to stretching and trauma. Dr. Koger works with men and women who want to restore a more natural shape and size to the earlobes. Earlobe repair is primarily a cosmetic procedure, but may be performed to prevent further damage to the earlobe, such as when the earlobe is torn due to injury or wearing heavy earrings.
About earlobe repair
Earlobe repair takes about 15 to 30 minutes in most cases. Elongated earlobes typically require the removal of some tissues. If the earlobe is torn, Dr. Koger sutures the two sides together to create a natural contour to the earlobe.
Benefits of earlobe repair
- Restores shape and size of the earlobe
- May be recommended for asymmetry
- Short outpatient procedure
Candidates for earlobe repair
Earlobe repair can be performed on most patients. The procedure helps with:
- Natural abnormalities
- Split and torn earlobes
- Earlobes that have been stretched by gauging and heavy jewelry
- Elongated piercings
Planning your earlobe repair
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Koger to learn more about earlobe repair. He examines your earlobes to determine what can be done to remedy the shape and size. He also helps you visualize how your earlobes will look after the procedure.
Where your earlobe repair is performed
Dr. Koger performs earlobe repair in an outpatient surgical suite. You will be able to drive yourself home after the appointment.
Type of anesthesia for your earlobe repair
Earlobe repair requires local or topical anesthesia.
After your earlobe repair
You return home after your earlobe repair. You may have some discomfort and swelling that can be managed with non-prescription pain medications. Your ear may be wrapped in a bandage. If you have non-dissolvable sutures, we schedule a follow-up appointment to have them removed.
Getting back to normal after earlobe repair
No downtime is needed after earlobe repair, but you will need to avoid wearing earrings until the earlobes are completely healed. Initially, you should only wear light studs until Dr. Koger determines that the earlobe can remain intact with heavier jewelry.
Your new look after earlobe repair
Some injuries to the earlobes result in changes to the shape and size after earlobe repair. Your earlobes may not look the same as before the injury, but they will have a natural, soft contour.
Paying for your earlobe repair
Earlobe repair may be covered under medical insurance in some cases. After your consultation, we discuss the cost of the procedure, as well as our financing options.
Dr. Koger is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers earlobe repair for residents of West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County. Contact us to schedule a consultation.