Healing your earlobe after stretching, gauging, or tearing may leave it with an irregular or abnormal appearance. Earlobe repair is a relatively simple cosmetic surgery that restores the natural shape of the earlobe. Dr. Balinger offers earlobe repair for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe repair is an outpatient procedure that Dr. Balinger offers at our offices in Houston and Conroe. If you gauge, stretch or tear your earlobes, they may not return to a normal shape. Earlobe repair is a technique that gives your lobes a more natural appearance so that the damage is not as noticeable. Your earlobes may be smaller than before the injury, but most people will not be able to notice the difference.
How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost?
The average cost of earlobe repair is $900 to $3500. Your cost depends on the complexity of the procedure to repair your earlobe. We will discuss the cost after your consultation with Dr. Balinger. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Earlobe Repair?
Most injuries to the earlobes heal with little medical attention, but the shape of the earlobe may be changed by the injury. Earlobe repair is a relatively easy procedure that aims to shape the earlobe to have a more natural contour.
How is Earlobe Repair Performed?
Earlobe repair is performed using a local anesthesia to numb the area. Dr. Balinger removes soft tissue from the lobe to create a more natural shape and size. If the surgery makes one lobe smaller than the other, Dr. Balinger can perform the procedure on the other earlobe to maintain symmetry.
What is Recovery Like After Earlobe Repair?
For the first week after your earlobe repair, you may have some swelling, discomfort, and bruising. You can gently apply cold compresses to help with the swelling. Dr. Balinger will schedule follow-up appointments to check the earlobe and ensure that it is healing well. You may need to avoid wearing earrings for several months, as the soft tissue may still be vulnerable to stretching and further injury.
How Long Will Earlobe Repair Results Last?
The results of your earlobe repair are permanent. Dr. Balinger recommends that patients who have earlobe repair consider changing the type of jewelry that that wear, as the earlobes may be unable to sustain what you have worn in the past. You should also remove any jewelry when you are playing sports or doing other activities that may result in pulling on ear jewelry.
Dr. Christopher Balinger offers earlobe repair for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free earlobe repair consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.