Published on: February 16, 2021
The earlobes are not something we usually associate with cosmetic surgery. However, many people nowadays are looking for surgical or non-surgical solutions to correct some of the issues that can occur through fashion choices, a minor injury, wearing heavy earrings or simply, genetics.
Surgical and non-surgical earlobe repair is something we offer here at The London Cosmetic Clinic in Harley Street. Led by Dr Salinda Johnson, our team of clinically-trained skin experts can help you regain confidence by correcting the earlobes’ imperfections and giving you a renewed sense of wellbeing. In a world where we admire a beautiful face, who says we can’t have perfect earlobes too?!
Using a variety of minor surgical and non-surgical methods, at The London Cosmetic Clinic, we can correct:
- Split earlobes – caused by the constant wear of heavy earrings, or through an accident or trauma caused when an earring is pulled out of the ear, downwards, splitting the skin.
- Stretched earlobes – usually caused by the method of skin stretching, a fashion which is popular amongst our younger patients, where graduating larger-in-size earrings are worn over time, to stretch the skin. We find that many of our patients with stretched earlobes no longer want this look, due to work or changing trends, and need to remove and repair the skin that has been stretched cosmetically.
- Elongated earlobes – Again, these can be caused by wearing heavy earrings or indeed, through the natural ageing process. Elongated earlobes can be re-shaped, and results are permanent.
- Reduction of earlobe size – if you feel that your earlobes are just too large in proportion with the rest of your ear, you might seek a minor surgical procedure to correct this issue.
What happens during an earlobe repair treatment at The London Cosmetic Clinic?
There are several methods we use to correct the various imperfections of the earlobes. For some people, with elongated piercings, creases in the ears or to make the skin of the earlobe more resilient to the wear of heavy earrings, a small quantity of dermal filler can be injected into each earlobe, correcting minor flaws and strengthening the skin.
In cases such as stretched earlobes, split earlobes or severely elongated earlobes, a simple surgical procedure where we remove some of the skin using a scalpel and re-suture to repair it will be used.
Over time, any scars will fade and you can re-pierce your ears after six months, in most cases. Anaesthetic is used before all our earlobe repair treatments, so you should not feel any discomfort. You may experience some mild swelling, bruising and tenderness after your procedure and you may need to wear dressings, in cases of minor surgery, for a week or so after the treatment. However, these procedures are minor, and there is minimal downtime, following these treatments.
Am I suitable for an earlobe repair treatment?
Most patients who are fit and well and seek to improve the look of their earlobes will benefit greatly from our team’s expertise here at The London Cosmetic Clinic. However, certain contraindications can prevent or restrict any non-surgical or minor surgical procedure. Therefore, we ask that all our patients attend a no-obligation consultation so that we can rule out any medical conditions, such as keloid scarring or haemophilia.
Your clinician will take a full medical history and an assessment of your particular condition to ensure your complete safety throughout and after your treatment and determine the efficacy a specific treatment will offer to resolve any cosmetic problems you have with your earlobes.
Once your medical practitioner is satisfied that an earlobe repair treatment will be suitable for you, you will be able to book your treatment.
When will I see the results from an earlobe repair treatment at The London Cosmetic Clinic?
Results in most cases of earlobe repair can be seen straight away.
In cases where dermal fillers are injected, expect some minor swelling to occur and to give at least a week for this to reduce and for the filler to settle into place. With minor surgery, there will be some sutures, redness, and you will be wearing a dressing. Expect the full results to be seen within two weeks and any redness or scars to fade in the months that follow your earlobe repair.
Are the results from an earlobe repair permanent?
When dermal fillers are used to improve your earlobes’ look, you will need to return to the clinic once every 8 to 12 months for a treatment.
As the hyaluronic acid (HA) in dermal fillers metabolises and leaves the body, over time.
In minor surgical procedures, the results achieved are permanent, as we are removing the skin and re-suturing for a pleasing and natural-looking appearance.
Earlobes may not be the first thing that everyone thinks about when they ponder cosmetic surgery or non-surgical injectable treatments, but for some people, a fast and simple correction, here at The London Cosmetic Clinic can mean the world of difference to their appearance, wellbeing and self-confidence.
We are proud to be offering earlobe repair to our patients as we see how much of an improvement it can make to our patients’ everyday lives. Years of imperfection can be resolved in as little as 45 minutes and in most cases, last a lifetime!