The thinner the skin on our faces and bodies, the more delicate and susceptible to damage it is, such is the case with our earlobes which can easily become stretched, damaged and even ripped, especially if you tend to wear heavy earrings. If your ears have become stretched or damaged, we can help repair them at our Knightsbridge-based clinic.
To start the procedure, we need to freshen the wound to slightly expose the skin and make repairing the earlobe more successful. We use an anaesthetic to numb the ear and then carefully remove the top layer of skin. This allows us to reconstruct and repair the earlobe and fix them into place with small surgical stitches. The whole procedure takes approximately an hour.
You will then have a follow up appointment about two weeks after our procedure where we will remove the stitches and check how your earlobes are healing. The process is non-invasive, quick and doesn’t require major surgery or general anaesthetic so you won’t have to take any down time to recover. We recommend that you wash your hair the day before the procedure as you will need to keep the ear area dry for 3-4 days post-treatment and you must keep the area clean and dry using saline solution. It will take approximately 6 months for your earlobes to fully heal and you can have them pierced again after then if you wish.
If you would like to know more about earlobe repair at our London-based clinic or would like to book an appointment, please contact us today and speak to a member of our team.
In a word- yes! Much like other areas of your body, your ears can suffer wear and tear; not only can they become stretched when weighed down by heavy earrings, the skin also thins with age and skin damage, for example, from excess UV exposure damaging the collagen. This leads to longer, thinner and droopy looking earlobes which can make people feel self-conscious.
At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can offer a minor surgical procedure that repairs damaged earlobes and helps to restore their previous appearance. This treatment is suitable for earlobes that have been stretched and elongated as well as enlarged ear piercing holes. A local anaesthetic is administered before a small amount of skin is removed from the edges of the damaged earlobe to ‘freshen’ it. The earlobe is then gently stitched together and covered with a small bandage which you can remove after a couple of hours.
This procedure is performed in-house and you are free to go home once it is completed. You will need to apply an antibiotic cream until the stitches are removed as well as cleaning the area with a saline solution. From then on you will need to keep your earlobes clean and dry until they are completely healed. This helps to reduce the risk of infection and scarring. It is also advised that you avoid getting your earlobes wet for 3 to 4 days after treatment so you will not be able to wash your hair during this period.
The treated area may feel hard but the skin will soften as it heals. If you want to re-pierce your ears, you should wait at least 6 months after the treatment. There may be a tiny scar but this will be barely visible if you take care of your earlobes after the treatment. Misshapen earlobes can look unsightly and add years to your appearance but with our earlobe repair treatment you can sweep your hair up with confidence again.
Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.
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