Many people take their earlobes for granted. Only once you have a problem with the area do you realize the importance of this highly visible part of your body. If your earlobes are stretched or damaged, you have options. Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., a board-certified dermatologist and surgeon, offers dedicated earlobe repair at her office in Washington, D.C. Call the office or schedule your earlobe repair consultation online today.
Sometimes the need for earlobe repair is obvious. Acute trauma to the earlobe necessitates medical care. This trauma often occurs accidentally. A pet might catch an earring while greeting you or the earring might get caught on your clothes as you’re changing. Because the earlobe is a fairly fragile body part, it doesn’t take much force to cause a tear in the area.
Many people choose earlobe repair even when their earlobes haven’t experienced an accident. Years of wearing heavy earrings can leave your earlobes stretched out.
Other people choose to repair their earlobes because they no longer want to wear gauge-style earrings. If you intentionally stretched your earlobes to accommodate a certain earring style that you no longer like, don’t hesitate to talk to the team at Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C. As experts in earlobe repair, they can help you understand your options for restoring your ears.
Earlobe repair is a surgical procedure, but it’s a fairly minor one. Your surgeon performs the entire process under local anesthesia, so you can relax comfortably.
During your surgery, your dermatological surgeon refashions your earlobe to look and function like a normal, undamaged lobe. They may need to remove a small portion of your skin to make your earlobe look its best once it heals.
After your procedure, a member of the Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., team talks with you about care for the surgery site. Expect to keep the area bandaged for at least a few days.
Follow the care instructions your provider gives you — including protecting your earlobes, keeping them dry, and avoiding earrings for the prescribed amount of time — to ensure you get the best results from your procedure.
Once your earlobes heal, they’ll look and feel completely normal. You can sleep on them and wear earrings without any issue.
If you’re ready to feel good about your ears, call Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., or make an appointment online today to talk with the team about earlobe repair.