Damage to the ear lobe, including through piercings and earrings, is easy to correct. Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., can repair damaged ear lobes or reverse signs of stretching for residents in and around Nashville and Franklin.
What is Ear Lobe Repair Surgery?
Ear lobe repair surgery is a simple outpatient procedure to repair damage to the ear lobes. This surgery is best used for correcting ear lobes that have stretched from heavy jewelry or that have been torn. The procedure involves reshaping and cleaning of the damaged area, as well as very fine stitches to allow the ear lobe to heal smoothly. Dr. Robbins is able to repair ear lobe damage, whether it is from stretching, sagging or tearing.
Benefits of Ear Lobe Repair
Ear lobe repair surgery helps restore the natural appearance of ear lobes stretched by heavy jewelry. This procedure also is used to repair rips or tears from low-level strains. Patients usually experience improvements in confidence and comfort. It is also possible to re-pierce the ears immediately following the procedure.
Ear Lobe Repair Procedure Details
Ear lobe surgery is a simple, outpatient procedure that takes no more than 1 to 2 hours. Using local anesthesia, Dr. Robbins opens the ear lobe to clean out any damaged tissue and cartilage. He then uses stitches to repair the ear, either using inner stitches and/or sutures on the surface of the ear lobe. Dr. Robbins is also able to re-pierce your ear at the same time as the procedure, if desired.
Am I a Candidate for Ear Lobe Repair Surgery?
Dr. Robbins recommends ear lobe repair surgery for men and women in Nashville who have damage to the ear lobe. If you have large holes from gauges, your ear lobe is split all the way through, or you have ear piercings that have continued to get larger, ear lobe repair surgery may be right for you.
How Much Does Ear Lobe Repair Surgery Cost?
Cost for ear lobe repair surgeries will depend on the type of surgery, the extent of the surgery as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Financing is offered via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For payment information, please contact the office to see what options are available to you.
Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in plastic surgery, and he is skilled in the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing facial plastic surgery, he is a leading provider of breast augmentation, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. His focus is on helping patients enhance their quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.