Expert Earlobe Repair

The size and shape of the earlobes may be compromised in a variety of ways. The lobes may undergo trauma due to heavy jewelry or gages, injuries, accidents, multiple piercings, or ill-placed piercings. At New York Eye & Face, we can perform the appropriate surgical procedure to restore the appearance of your earlobes along with your self-confidence.

They took the time out to explain everything in detail so that I had no questions. I then had surgery and they called me twice to follow up and see how I was doing.


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What is Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repair is a frequently requested cosmetic procedure to treat split earlobes or elongated earlobe holes. This minor surgery can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The earlobe is cleansed and anesthetized, after which excess skin is removed. Tissue may be rotated depending on the cause of the concern. Skin closure is then performed in layers. There is usually a fine scar when the skin has healed, which Dr. Anaïs Carniciu strives to make as inconspicuous as possible.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Earlobe Surgery?

Ideal candidates for earlobe repair in Westchester, NY, at New York Eye and Face have the following characteristics:

  • Piercings that have lost their shape and are too big to hold standard earrings
  • Lobes that have undergone stretching from oversized gauge plugs
  • Lobes that have lost their shape due to overly heavy jewelry
  • Split or torn lobes due to injuries or accidents
  • Congenital defects

Even minor earlobe imperfections can cause patients to feel self-conscious. Earlobe repair surgery can enhance feelings of confidence and give patients the peace of mind they seek. 

What Are The Benefits of Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repair surgery can bring much-needed relief to patients who feel self-conscious about their ears. Over time, patients will be able to once again enjoy wearing their favorite earrings and jewelry. Some may finally be able to wear shorter or pulled-back hairstyles that they had stopped choosing due to the need to cover their ears. Earlobe surgery results can often be seen quickly and scarring is kept to a minimum.

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After the Surgery

Most patients return to work the next day, and often the same day. Permanent sutures or absorbable sutures may be used for skin closure, depending on the individual case. Typically, Dr. Carniciu advises patients to wait at least three months before re-piercing their ears. She also recommends that the new piercing be at least 3 mm from the old piercing site.

How to Prevent Earlobe Damage in the Future

The last thing any earlobe repair patient wants is for their earlobes to tear or split again in the future. It’s important for these patients to take simple measures to prevent such a mishap. It may be wise to choose simple stud earrings rather than heavy dangle jewelry that can potentially get caught on something and rip the skin. If you do choose to wear heavy, large earrings again, take care to remove them before engaging in certain activities like dancing, sports, or childcare. Always remove earrings around young children who may be tempted to pull them out. Following these simple steps can ensure your earlobe repair results will continue to please for years to come.

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Why Choose Dr. Carniciu for Earlobe Repair in Westchester?

Dr. Carniciu is an award-winning, ASOPRS-certified oculoplastic specialist who delivers personalized results carefully tailored to the individual. She is known for her precision, artistry, and empathy and for going above and beyond to fulfill each patient’s vision for improvement. Dr. Carniciu’s caring demeanor instantly sets patients at ease. She takes all the time needed to truly listen and understand their unique objectives and answer their questions and concerns as they arise. Dr. Carniciu is the only oculoplastic surgeon in Westchester to be certified by ASOPRS (the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and is one of only 750 members worldwide. This elite organization ensures unrivaled excellence through exhaustive Fellowship training and relentless written and oral examinations. This extensive foundational training, coupled with an exclusive focus on facial aesthetic procedures, sets Dr. Carniciu apart as a consummate expert in her field.

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