An earlobe repair procedure corrects stretching and tearing caused by piercings or injury. Wearing oversized or heavy earrings while sleeping can cause a pierced hole to elongate. The hole can enlarge over time and may tear, splitting the earlobe in two. Patients seeking earlobe repair in Tampa and elsewhere throughout Florida can turn to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph M. Brown of Bayshore Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Joseph M. Brown was educated and trained at Princeton, Yale, the University of Chicago, and Harvard, and was named one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by the Consumer Research Council. He has extensive experience performing earlobe repair surgery and many other cosmetic procedures.

What Happens During Earlobe Repair Surgery?

Dr. Joseph M. Brown begins the procedure by administering a local anesthetic. Scar tissue and a small wedge of skin are removed from the affected area to create a surface for reattachment. The tissues are then sutured.

Surgical Concerns

The procedure is generally safe. The ear may be sensitive after the procedure and a fine, vertical scar may form. To prevent infection, patients are generally directed to apply antibiotic cream to the affected earlobe and avoid re-piercing for at least two months. Otherwise, normal activities can be resumed immediately.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 813-774-5733 for more information about earlobe repair and our other cosmetic procedures, such as facelift surgeries, eyelid surgeries, and brow lifts. We are happy to assist patients in Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Sarasota, and elsewhere throughout Florida.