While wearing earrings and gauges in the ears are trends that people have followed for years, the effects that they leave behind on the earlobes can be destructive. The earlobes consist of nothing more than skin and fat, so they are prone to permanent stretching and tearing.
Fortunately, earlobe surgery can be performed to repair earlobes that have been affected by intentional stretching or accidental trauma. At his Orange County practice, Dr. Michael Jazayeri regularly performs earlobe surgery for men and women of all age groups.
Distorted and unnaturally stretched earlobes can cause the following:
- Undesired attention on the earlobes
- Opposition from parents, family, and friends
- Negative judgment from (potential) employers
How Is Earlobe Surgery Performed?
The procedure to repair damaged earlobes is performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes no more than an hour to complete. If the earlobe has been stretched, excess tissue is removed. The remaining tissue is then brought together with sutures to create a more natural earlobe shape and appearance.
Am I a Candidate?
Individuals best suited for earlobe repair are in good overall health. While even the most severe cases of stretched and torn earlobes can be improved, it is important that patients have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved with the procedure.
If you have any questions about the procedure or would like to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Jazayeri, call (714) 834-0101 or fill out our online contact form today. Along with his caring staff, Dr. Jazayeri looks forward to helping you achieve results that you can feel confident about.