Earlobe injuries are quite common. Fortunately, they can be fully restored with earlobe repair surgery at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. We offer this treatment to patients living in and around Sugar Land, San Antonio and Houston, TX.
What is Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe repair may be needed due to genetics, stretched, torn or split earlobes from ear piercings, young children pulling on earrings, wearing large or heavy earrings for long periods of time, or even choosing to have gauges placed in the lobes. Regardless of the reason, earlobe repair is a common and simple procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. At Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, our goal is to restore the natural shape of the earlobe while reducing it to its original size.
How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost?
The cost of an earlobe repair surgery depends on whether you are receiving treatment on one or both ears. We perform earlobe repair for $550 on one ear, or for $880 on both ears. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
How is Earlobe Repair Performed?
The earlobe repair procedure is performed in-office and only requires local anesthesia. First, a small incision is made in the earlobe. Then, skin is removed to reduce the earlobe to the appropriate shape and size. Stitches are used to close the incision and are placed in an inconspicuous place so that a scar is not visible.
What is Recovery Like After Earlobe Repair?
The recovery following earlobe repair is fairly simple. Sutures are removed about one week following the earlobe repair procedure. In most cases, a thin layer of antibiotic ointment is the only dressing applied. A little drainage from the wound is to be expected. The ear can be re-pierced eight weeks after the procedure.
If you are in need of earlobe repair, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. We welcome residents of San Antonio, Kerrville, Houston, and the surrounding areas of Texas.