At Advanced Liposuction Centers, we see many clients at this time of year in this very situation. Bethel Park plastic surgeons want you to know help is available. More times than we can count, we have heard the following scenarios, “I was pulling my sweater off over my head and felt this terrible pain as it caught on my earring and ripped through my earlobe,” or “as I was unwrapping my infinity scarf, my earring got stuck in it and caused a tear to the lobe.” Of course, there are other possible reasons for wanting to improve the appearance of your earlobe: long years of wearing heavy earrings have stretched out the holes or, gauging, which seemed so trendy a few year ago, has left you with less-than-glamorous gaping holes in your ears and skin that swing when you walk!

A Quick Fix

Regardless of the reason your earlobe is misshapen, our expert plastic surgeons can repair and reshape your earlobe in a pleasing fashion. In a procedure that takes under 30 minutes, the doctor will carefully remove some skin and then stitch the skin to give the best shape and contour for your facial features. Earlobe reshaping is done under local anesthesia in the comfort of our state of the art, in-office surgical suite. Following the surgery, your ear may feel warm and swollen for a short while and there may be some bruising up to one week after the procedure. Scarring is minimal and in approximately 6-8 weeks the ear lobe can be re-pierced if you so desire. Patients are able to resume their normal daily routines the day after surgery. You should, however, avoid working out or heavy physical activity such as lifting, bending over or straining for the first week. This will help decrease excessive swelling and shorten the healing time.

How To Prevent Ear Injuries?

Heavy Earrings Should Only Be Worn For Brief Periods Of Time

Keep your thick earrings for special occasions only to decrease the weight you place on your earlobes. If you do decide to wear heavy earrings, be sure to remove them as soon as the event is over.

Lightweight Or Earrings Are Best Choice To Use

Heavy earrings will stretch out your ear holes, whilst lightweight earrings will not. Keep your ear holes tiny and supported by wearing lightweight earrings.

Before going to bed, take off your earrings

Most individuals have no issue sleeping with their earrings on, yet a single snag can result in a damaged ear hole. Remove your earrings before going to bed (after they’ve healed) to avoid any overnight mishaps.

If you have been suffering with a deformed or visually unappealing earlobe, wait no longer. We offer free consultations at our many western PA offices where our plastic surgeons will evaluate your earlobe and help you define your personal appearance goals. To learn more, contact us by calling: 724-683-7581.