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Earlobe Repair in Columbus, OH

Heavy earrings, gauging, and trauma, can all lead to elongated and torn earlobes. At Downtown Dermatology, we offer earlobe repair to men and women in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.

What is Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repair is a minor surgical procedure that restores the natural shape of the earlobe. The surgery is recommended for patients of all ages who have torn or stretched earlobes due to:

  • Trauma
  • Routinely wearing heavy earrings
  • Gauging of the earlobes

Earlobe Repair Benefits

Earlobe repair will restore a more natural shape to the earlobes. Many patients choose earlobe repair because:

  • They no longer like the way gauging has changed the earlobe.
  • Their earlobes have been stretched by heavy jewelry.
  • The earlobe has been torn due to injury or trauma.
  • They have asymmetrical earlobes.

How is Earlobe Repair Performed?

Earlobe repair is performed in one of two ways:

  • Removing excess soft tissue and suturing the edge of the earlobe.
  • Suturing the two sides of the earlobe.

The surgery is very simple and only requires a local anesthesia.

Earlobe Repair Preparation

If you recently experienced trauma to your ear, we recommend that you seek immediate medical attention to control any bleeding. Earlobe repair for stretched earlobes does not require any special preparation.

Earlobe Repair Recovery

Your earlobes will need time to heal after Dr. Hicks-Graham performs earlobe repair surgery. You should take extra precautions to protect your earlobes while the sutures are in place. We may need to cover your earlobes with bandages. Dr. Hicks-Graham may prescribe antibiotics, and you can use over-the-counter medications to help with any pain.

How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost?

Earlobe repair is typically covered by medical insurance, but you will have out-of-pocket costs. We accept payment by cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.

Is Earlobe Repair Right for Me?

Earlobe repair is most often performed for cosmetic reasons, but the surgery is also recommended to repair the earlobe after injury or trauma. To learn more about earlobe repair, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham.

Earlobe Repair Consultation

During your consultation, our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham will examine your earlobes. She will discuss the surgery and the expected outcomes of the procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Earlobe repair is a quick and easy surgery that restores the natural shape of the earlobe. Downtown Dermatology offers earlobe repair to patients of all ages who live in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.