What is earlobe repair?
The ears are one of the most susceptible, yet frequently disregarded, parts of the body that may become inflamed as a result of the pressure we apply to them. Pierced ears have been popular for centuries, but recent piercing fashions, along with easier availability to piercing technologies, have resulted in an increase in earlobe injury. After all, having several piercings or wearing heavy earrings takes a toll on the lobe. The stretched holes are unsightly and cause a great deal of discomfort, which is why Earlobe repair comes to the rescue. Ear lobe repair is a straightforward, hygienic, minimally invasive reconstructive surgical treatment used to repair ear lobes that have been ruptured or stretched as a result of trauma, piercing, or wearing heavy earrings.
What factors contribute to earlobe damage?
Split earlobes and larger piercing holes may be caused by a variety of factors. Acute trauma may cause split earlobes when earrings are dragged through a piercing hole, such as when a tiny kid or an excited dog meets the owner, or when the earring becomes tangled in something and is pulled out. Even the unintended pain caused by repeatedly tugging garments on and off the head while wearing earrings is possible. Regularly wearing heavy earrings also lengthens the piercing hole, causing it to pull through over time. Split earlobes may develop in persons who have never had their ears pierced. Too-tight clip-on earrings may impede blood flow to the earlobe, resulting in necrosis or death of a particular section of the earlobe, resulting in a split earlobe. Other possible reasons of a swollen earlobe include:
- Bug bite
- Cellulitis is a form of bacterial skin illness. It may be uncomfortable and create puffy and red skin. Fever, nausea, and local drainage are some of the other signs of an abscess. If the abscess is not treated, it may worsen.
- Contact dermatitis is another common cause of swelling earlobes. This is usually caused by an allergic response to specific types of jewelry. Nickel earrings, like other non-hypoallergenic metals, may cause one or both earlobes to bulge. Avoiding irritant-containing jewelry may help you avoid symptoms and enable your ears to heal.
When should you see a doctor for earlobe repair?
Swollen earlobes may sometimes be treated fast and effectively using home treatments. If home cures do not reduce swelling or other symptoms, a person should consult a doctor for a correct diagnosis. Medical treatment may be necessary if swelling or other symptoms intensify, or if the earlobe leaks pus. Infections should be treated as soon as possible to avoid consequences.
- piercing or gauging scar revision
- Removal of dermal piercings
- Earlobes that are stretched or gauged
- Gauged and torn earlobes
- Earlobes stretched from regular ear piercings
- Earlobes torn from regular earrings
- Attached earlobes to unattached earlobes conversion
- Lip piercings and gauged lip repairs
Earlobe repairs are usually performed as an outpatient procedure in the clinic under local anesthetic.
The vast majority of patients can drive themselves home. Cleaning and anesthesia are applied to the earlobe. The extra skin is cut away. Depending on the situation, tissue may be rotated. The wound is subsequently closed in layers to relieve stress on the incision's outer section. When everything is healed, there is generally a mild scar.
The majority of patients go back to work the following day, if not the same day. Depending on the circumstances, permanent or absorbable sutures may be used to close the skin.