Gauged Earlobe Repair

Why Have Gauged Earlobe Repair?gauged ear2

The excessive stretching from the large earring posts cause severe thinning and distortion of the earlobe. This deformity in the ears can create difficulty finding employment or those with this issue can experience social prejudice. This limiting factor may affect the patient both socially and professionally.

Good Candidates

Patients who have distorted earlobes caused by issues with piercings or accidents are ideal candidates for a gauged earlobe repair procedure.

Patients must be in good health. If you are currently suffering from an infection on or around the target area, you will need to treat this before undergoing this procedure.

Your Consultation

Patients who want to get a gauged earlobe repair procedure will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Farella. The affected area will be examined, and patients will be asked questions about their medical history and health.

Dr. Farella will walk the patient through the earlobe repair process, and they will discuss the details of recovery. If patients have any concerns or questions about the procedure, they can ask them during the consultation.

Gauged Earlobe Repair Preparation

Patients should take approximately four months to down gauge their earlobes prior to surgical repair. Down gauging allows the earlobe to shrink down as much as possible before attempting reconstruction. On rare occasions, where there is extreme stretching, a secondary procedure may be needed.

The Procedure

This procedure can be done under local anesthesia in the plastic surgeons office and takes approximately 30 minutes per ear. Sutures are removed two weeks after the repair. This procedure has a high patient satisfaction rate.

Gauged Earlobe Repair Aftercare

Following a gauged earlobe repair procedure, patients will be provided with instructions that they will need to follow during the recovery period. Patients are advised to avoid any risk of trauma to the region during recovery. Strenuous activities should also be avoided during the recovery period to avoid delaying the healing process.

Get Started Today

Arrange a consultation with Dr. Farella to learn more about gauged earlobe repair in Westchester & White Plains. Dr. Farella will be happy to answer any questions you make have, so contact our office today for your appointment.



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