Earlobe repair surgery in Bangalore | Torn Earlobe treatment in Bangalore
Ear lobe repair is done to fix earlobes that have been torn by trauma or earrings or have been intentionally stretched by "gauging" (a body piercing practice.) Earlobe repair is a minor surgical procedure. Earlobes are made of just skin and fat (no bones or cartilage), which is why they are much more prone to tearing than other parts of the ear.
Repair of split earlobes needs the removal of the defect to freshen up the edges, followed by careful suture repair. Complete and near-complete splits of the earlobe require a pie-wedge excision.
What could be the reason for the split earlobe?
Mostly split earlobes are caused by piercing and trauma related to piercing. Other causes may include bite or other trauma.
How long will earlobe surgery take to heal?
Earlobe surgery is a simple procedure that takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the number of piercings to correct, and the size of damage to the earlobe. Patients can return to work immediately after the surgery and may work out normally the next day.
What does the cost earlobe repair surgery cost?
The cost of surgery varies from patient to patient. It can be higher for more extensive tears. The procedure is not typically covered by insurance, as it is purely cosmetic. If the cost is prohibitive, we can help you with financial plans.
Are there any risks and complications of earlobe repair?
Earlobe repair surgery is a very safe procedure. However, they is sort of risk involved in any other procedure. The most common complications include issues related to healing such as poor scarring, the formation of a notch where the skin meets, and infection. Revisions can always be made. It should be noted that smokers tend to heal poorly and every effort should be made to avoid nicotine products for at least four weeks before the procedure to optimize the scar.