Ear stretching, also called ear gauging, is a popular trend. Stretching one’s earlobes involves a process where slightly larger “gauges” are inserted in the earlobes which create larger holes. Sometimes, people change their minds about having elongated stretched earlobes and need the lobes repaired. Gauging can cause the earlobes to tear which may require surgical repair.
Another cause of earlobe damage is the regular wear of large, heavy earrings. This practice has a similar outcome to gauging, stretching the earring hole and causing splits or tears and stretching the lobes to the extent that surgical repair is necessary.
If you no longer like your large and stretched out earlobe holes or are having problems with employers (including the United States Armed Forces) or have earlobe tears and want to have your earlobes repaired to their normal size and appearance, consult with Dr. Manuel Peña.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon who specialized in reconstructive surgery, Dr. Peña can expertly repair an individual’s earlobe with minimal surgery.
How is Earlobe Repair Surgery Done?
Earlobe repair is an outpatient surgical procedure. Reshaping and resizing your earlobes with loboplasty, a type of otoplasty. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. For those individuals with stretched earlobes, excess skin is removed and the ear is carefully reconstructed to restore the lobe to a more normal shape and appearance.
The procedure involves making incisions on the front and the back of the earlobe. There is some soreness, bruising and swelling after the procedure, which is resolved within two weeks.* Results repair the tear, split and excess skin restoring Dr. Peña’s patient closer to their normal ear appearance.
If you want to repair and reshape your earlobes, schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña today. We look forward to welcoming you to Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL where our team is excited to help you look and feel your best.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.