Find out if an earlobe repair from your Brookline dermatologist is the right treatment for you.
About 83 percent of the American population has their ears pierced. While many people will get a piercing without any issues there are others who are a little less fortunate. Sometimes an earring can cause some less than desirable problems for your ears. The piercing may become stretched or torn while others many develop keloids (thick scars). If your piercing has caused earlobe problems then find out if Dr. Alan Rockoff, your Brookline dermatologist may be able to help you.
Reasons for an Earlobe Repair
Direct trauma or too much weight on the earlobe can cause the sensitive soft tissue to tear. An earlobe split is not only unsightly but can make it impossible to wear jewelry.
Also, certain genetic structural abnormalities, a buildup of keloid scars and certain surgical procedures can affect the shape and aesthetics of your earlobe. But earlobe repair is one of the best ways to reconstruct the soft tissue of your ear to restore the shape of your ear.
What to Expect During My Earlobe Repair
The majority of earlobe repairs can be performed by your Brookline dermatologist in under 45 minutes or less. This procedure is done under local or topical anesthesia to numb the treatment area prior to your surgery. Standard earlobe repairs will require us to make a small incision on the earlobe and reshape the skin to create new, defined edges.
Any excess skin or scarring will also be removed during your procedure. While this surgery will require stitches, scaring from your repair will be minor. You will follow-up with your Brookline dermatologist one-two weeks after surgery to make sure everything is healing properly.
Ready to find out if earlobe repair could improve the overall appearance of your ears? Then it’s time to schedule a consultation with your dermatologist Dr. Rockoff at The Rockoff Center for Dermatology Laser & Skin Surgery in Brookline. Even small issues can seriously affect your appearance. An earlobe repair could help!