Wearing heavy or huge ear rings can potentially tear your earlobe. Torn earlobe may also be caused by earrings getting “caught” when putting on/removing clothing, or perhaps it is due to a toddler playing with your earring. Whatever the cause, torn earlobe spells pain on the instant it occurs. It also means that you can no longer wear any attractive earring for the duration of the injury. But then the torn portion of your ear can be repaired.
Repairing your torn earlobe is a pretty simple procedure – it normally requires excising the intervening scar, repairing the earlobe suture, and then repiercing of the ear. The repiercing step is done a few weeks (or a month – depending on the gravity of torn) after the sutures are removed from your ear. But no matter how simple the earlobe repair may seem, do not take things lightly, especially with the choice of plastic surgeon.
Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery Expert Dr. Jennifer Porter has performed successful torn earlobe repair operations in Maryland. Indeed, she has proven her impressive fixing skills on a partially torn earlobe to an elongated ear piercing or a completely torn earlobe. For Dr. Porter, it is important to know the cause of the torn so she can design a precise yet safe earlobe repairing technique.
It is the great desire of Dr. Porter that you may wear your favorite earrings as soon as possible: with very minimal discomfort and downtime. Hence, if you seek earlobe repair for a special occasion (like weddings and birthdays), her suggestion is to allot 2-3 months so that your earlobes have already healed completely that time with your preferred pair of earrings on.
Schedule a consultation now with Dr. Porter by calling us at (301) 652-8191 or by submitting this Email Contact Form. Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.