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Earlobe repair surgery is a reconstructive or cosmetic procedure that restores the earlobe or earlobes after they have been injured or have changed with age. This cosmetic surgery is customized for each person depending on the concerns they would like to have addressed. After earlobe repair surgery, the ears are renewed and rejuvenated back to their original form.

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Earlobe Repair with Dr. Fisher

Dr. Fisher will examine your earlobes and understand the desired changes and look you’d like to achieve. During a thoughtful consultation, he will cover your options to renew your earlobes and recommend the method and technique for earlobe repair that would best achieve your aesthetic goals.

Earlobe repair is a simple, short procedure that typically requires only local anesthetic. Depending on your needs, different surgical techniques may be used. These techniques can close a wound or an unwanted piercing, repair a split earlobe, detach or attach the earlobes, redistribute tissue, and reshape the earlobe naturally and attractively. Dr. Fisher will choose the right technique based on whether any tissue was lost and how much, and what the nature of the earlobe damage was. 

Significant reconstruction may require small flaps harvested from another area to rebuild the earlobe. Repairing unwanted holes or less significant trauma is a more simple procedure. Dr. Fisher will remove the skin from around the hole and stitch the hole closed.

How Long Will Recovery Take After Earlobe Repair?

The recovery period after earlobe repair is brief. Earlobe repair typically causes minimal trauma. Most patients are able to return to their work or general routine the following day of their surgery. 

You will experience mild pain and discomfort in the area for two to three days as you heal. During this time, keep the sutured area clean and continually apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment to your earlobe.

Patients who would like to pierce their ears again will typically need to wait for three months. When having their ears pierced again, the piercing will need to be done in a slightly different spot than the original piercing was, avoiding scar tissue.

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What Are The Benefits Of Earlobe Repair?

This simple yet effective surgery offers a range of benefits for patients who are struggling with earlobe concerns. Benefits include the following:

  • The procedure is minimally-invasive, requiring only local anesthesia
  • Short procedure time that requires no downtime
  • The recovery period is brief 
  • Effectively restores earlobes that have been torn, stretched or split 
  • Repairs unwanted piercings or gauge holes 
  • Addresses ear attachment concerns (attaches or detaches the earlobes according to your aesthetic desires)
  • Reshapes sagging, elongated, or prominent earlobes
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Who Is A Candidate For Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe surgery is designed for people who would like to repair and restore damaged or disfigured earlobes. Candidates for earlobe repair have experienced earlobe trauma, unwanted piercings, ear changes due to age, or unhappiness about the natural appearance of their earlobes. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health 
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not have a history of severe scarring 
  • Do not have previous complications with scarring 
  • Have realistic expectations about what earlobe repair can achieve
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Why Choose Dr. Fisher For Earlobe Repair?

Unusually shaped or damaged ears can become one of the most noticeable parts of the face. In order to correct disfigured or prominent earlobes that catch the eye, it’s important to have a surgeon with extensive experience and training. Dr. Mark Fisher is a fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialized training in craniofacial plastic surgery. He is known for his refined, natural-looking results and ability to achieve balanced harmony with the ears or other features. He is dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life with his procedures, understanding the needs of each patient, and using expert techniques to achieve their desired results. Please call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Fisher and find out what earlobe repair surgery can help you achieve.

Dr. Fisher was recently named Assistant Professor of Surgery at the world-renowned Albert Einstein College of Medicine, an honor that reflects his high regard in the eyes of his professional peers. His esteemed training background includes graduation from two of the most prestigious educational institutions in the nation – Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Fisher completed an integrated residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwell Health in NYC, where he was selected as Chief Resident. To further develop his artistic eye, he then pursued a competitive Fellowship in Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Throughout his career, Dr. Fisher has written over twenty articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as three textbook chapters. He is frequently invited to speak at worldwide conferences, events, and seminars.

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