Is earlobe repair the right procedure for me?

Earlobe surgery may be right for you if you are looking to repair an earlobe that has been stretched or torn because of trauma, using gauges in the ears or an accident. Torn earlobes may be the result of heavy earrings that continually pull down on the earlobe. If these earrings are caught on clothing or pulled, they may stretch out your earlobe or split the earlobe. Earlobe repair restores the appearance and function of your earlobe.

What is an Earlobe Repair Procedure?

An Earlobe Repair procedure is a surgery done by Dr. Kesty to improve the appearance of the earlobe. Local anesthesia is used, and the surgery is done in the office Stitches are commonly used and will be removed 5-10 days after the procedure.

When can I re-pierce my ear after the procedure?

We recommend waiting 6-8 weeks after an earlobe repair surgery to re-pierce. Every case is unique so Dr. Kesty will go over specific after-care instructions the day of the procedure. Dr. Kesty offers ear piercing services to those who wish to have pierced ear after earlobe surgery.

Will I have a scar?

Dr. Kesty will go over the options for optimal wound healing during your consultation. The scar after earlobe repair is generally camouflaged well in the natural contours of the ear. Almost every external incision will form some type of scar. A scar is the body’s natural healing response. Everyone has their own genetic tendency to scar. Some people heal so well that the scar is almost invisible to the human eye, while others may form a keloid. The best indicator for scarring is prior scars you may have. This offers an indication of how your body heals. Proper surgical technique and closure with appropriate suture selection and timely removal of stitches also impact the scar. It is important to seek a qualified surgeon (a Board Certified Dermatologist) to do your surgery. Sunscreen, massaging, and scar creams can also help to reduce visible scarring.

Can Dermal Fillers be used to repair my earlobe?

Dermal Fillers are used to restore the youthfulness of your earlobe and improve the contour of your ears. They can also help earrings rest at the appropriate spot on your earlobe for improved cosmetic appearance. During a Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. Kesty, she will go over all the options for earlobe rejuvenation including the use of lasers, dermal fillers, and earlobe repair surgery.

“My patients want to look and feel their best at any age. I love that I can help them achieve that by combining state-of-the-art technology, the latest medical evidence, and my advanced skill set and artistic eye”

Dr. Kat Kesty

Founder Of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser