Ear Lobe Repair Portland
What is Ear Lobe Repair?
Many men and women have suffered from tears, splits or enlarged holes in the earlobes from jewelry wear or other accidents. Split earlobes make it impossible to wear jewelry and can cause feelings of self-consciousness regarding your appearance. Dr. Chan can correct these issues with a simple ear lobe repair procedure in the Portland area. This minimally invasive surgery can restore the appearance of the ear and the patients comfort with their appearance.
Call today to schedule your ear lobe repair consultation to determine if this procedure is right for you.
How is Ear Lobe Repair Performed?
Depending on your needs, there are a few different types of procedures Dr. Chan can perform. At your initial consultation, we can discuss which procedure is right for you. One example of a procedure is the flap technique which can help minimize scarring. The technique also depends on whether the tear is through the lobe, or if the rim of the lobe is spared.
Mending torn earlobes is possible with surgery. It is done under a local anesthetic. The surgeon excises the tear and then repairs the lobe with a line of straight sutures on the front and back. Earlobe repair surgery can also fix enlarged and stretched lobes for a normal look. This surgery can successfully correct any type of tear in the lobe.
Patients should be able get their ears re-pierced after surgery, be sure to discuss this with Dr. Chan.
During your consultation, Dr. Chan will discuss your complete medical history and may ask about how the damage occurred. You will have to stop taking blood thinners and other medications for at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
What to Expect During Surgery
Once you reach the hospital or clinic, the area to be repaired will be cleaned and prepped. The lobe is injected with a local anesthetic so that the patient does not feel any pain. Dr. Chan will decide whether to excise part of the lobe or stitch it up, based on lobe condition. The goal of this surgery is to make the ear look normal again, so extreme precision is udder to ensure natural-looking results.
On average, recovery from this procedure takes about 10 days. The results provided are permanent. Expect a bit of soreness and swelling immediately after the surgery. Following doctor instructions will ensure proper healing with little scarring. Make sure to follow up with the surgeon so that you know when you can pierce your ears again.
How Much Does Ear Lobe Repair Cost?
Our Reviance Portland® staff can discuss all of your pricing and financing options at your initial ear lobe repair consultation in Portland. It is your obligation to speak with your insurance provider to see if treatment is covered under your plan.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Reviance Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. James Chan for your earlobe repair surgery. Dr. Chan is a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon who strives to provide our patients with the natural-looking results they are looking for.