Split Earlobe Repair

Dr. Wooming Is Your Split Earlobe Repair Dallas Expert

Sudden injury or years of wearing heavy or thick gauged earrings can leave your ears looking out of proportion or even deformed. Earlobe repair to fix torn or split earlobes, elongated piercing holes or gauge openings is a minor procedure Dr. Wooming can perform in his office with just a local anesthetic.

Torn or split earlobes should be repaired quickly as they can be painful or become infected if not cared for properly. Read below to learn how Dr. Wooming is you split earlobe repair Dallas expert.

How Split Earlobe Repair Works

Dr. Wooming is highly experienced in earlobe repair, which – like many cosmetic procedures – is both an art and science. The size and shape of the tear or elongation determines the approach he will take to fix the issue. In all cases, the goal is the same: to restore the ear to a natural-looking, beautiful state you’ll love.

Dr. Wooming begins each procedure by cleaning the ear and injecting local anesthetic around the repair site. The minor sting that comes with the anesthetic is the only discomfort you will likely experience during the procedure.

During the Procedure

Once numb, depending on the type of tear, split or elongation, Dr. Wooming will make small cuts for a clean edge (rather than a jagged tear), then stitch the area back together. As Dr. Wooming is a split earlobe repair Dallas expert, the repair procedure takes less than 45 minutes per ear in most cases.

For gauge earring openings, repair is often more complex and requires more time, as a more intricate technique is required to compensate for ear lobe tissue that is missing.

After the Procedure

You will receive instructions on caring for your ears from Dr. Wooming’s team before you leave the office, as well as any prescriptions needed to manage discomfort once the anesthesia wears off. However, most of the time over-the-counter pain relievers are effective in controlling any aching or pain from the procedure, which should only last a day or two.

You should be able to return to normal activity immediately, including driving yourself home.

Dr. Wooming will remove any stitches a week or so after your procedure, check on your progress and address any concerns.

Scarring and Re-piercing

Though earlobe repair often involves incisions and stitches, Dr. Wooming’s expertise in the procedure leaves repaired ears scar-less to the naked eye within a few months. Patients who have earlobe repair are able to have their ears re-pierced but should plan to wait three months before doing so. Patients also should avoid wearing heavy earrings in the months following surgery.