ABOUT A SPLIT EARLOBE REPAIR
Split or stretched earlobes can occur after years of wearing heavy earrings, accidental pulling, or trauma to the ear. This can cause distress concerning one’s appearance and the restoration of one’s ear symmetry. Fortunately, a split earlobe is very common and easy to repair. In most cases, the earlobe can be repaired on the day of operation right in Dr. Gordon Kaplan’s Edgewater, NJ practice in less than 30 minutes.
Benefits of a Split Earlobe Repair
Some of the benefits of split earlobe repair include:
- Better ear symmetry
- Repair damage of split earlobe(s)
- Re-pierce formerly damaged skin
Results of split earlobe repair are generally instant due to the ease of the surgery. As a rule of thumb, it’s best for patients to wait 1 to 2 months before re-piercing their ear to allow the healing process to run its course (pinkness fades over time). Sutures are typically removed in less than 1 week. Patients may re-pierce the repaired earlobe, however, it is advised to do so in a slightly different location.
Ideal Candidate for Split Earlobe Repair
Ideal candidates for stretched or split earlobe repair include anyone seeking to correct damage caused by a number of instances. These include:
- Damage from accidental pulling or trauma
- Chronic use of heavy earrings
- Poor piercing placement
- Tissue damage caused by gauges
"Went for filler in my lips and was beyond happy with the results. Great professional team. Can’t wait to go back."- D.C. / Google / Nov 22, 2021
"I had a great first experience with Dr. Kaplan and his staff. The waiting room and office were clean and modern. Everyone from the front desk to the nurses were very welcoming and most importantly for a newbie like me, helpful with answering any questions I had about my procedure. Dr. Kaplan was also helpful and professional in providing guidance. I liked that he doesn’t pressure you or try to up sell, which I’ve heard of other doctors and places doing. The lack of pressure from him and the staff made t my first experience enjoyable and stress free. The results were amazing and I will definitely be going back in the near future."- F.C. / Google / Nov 21, 2021
"I decided to give this office a try for my Botox as I have not been here before and it’s close to home. My experience was perfect! Nurse Crystina is so thorough and great at what she does, as well as being so sweet. I am happy to have found her, and looking forward to our future appointments. Every employee who I interacted with were also very kind and helpful. I highly recommend!"- R.G. / Google / Oct 06, 2021
"Amazing doctors he makes you feel comfortable listen to what you what want and makes you have the results that you are happy with and he is also honest if it can’t be done dr kaplan will let you know"- N.A. / Facebook / Oct 05, 2021
"I would like to thank Kaplan center, and I would like to say nurse crystina is very good at her profession she did a great job!!! Hands down!! She made me feel really comfortable and she listened and did a beautiful job. I am 47 I had huge eye bags which was very noticeable and nurse crystina gave me restlyn eye filler and now my eye bags are gone and since I left the Kaplan center I have been getting plenty of compliments so I am very happy with her easthetic skills and I would most definitely recommend her. Thanks nurse crystina.😊😊😊"- N.C. / Google / Sep 15, 2021
Torn earlobes can be corrected safely through delicate surgical repair techniques performed right at The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. The procedure is routinely performed in the office under local anesthesia with optional sedation. After planning and marking, a small amount of lidocaine numbing solution is deposited. Earlobe correction surgery is generally completed in one quick visit. The repair is carried out then in a straight line or zigzag (see graphic above).
- In-house surgical center
- 20-minute duration
- Sutures removed in less than 1 week
The healing process takes several weeks before the ear can be re-pierced, but almost all patients decide to re-pierce without issue. Expect some minor swelling and soreness, but overall, this surgery has one of the simplest recovery periods in modern cosmetic surgery. You will have to take caution with large or heavy earrings following the procedure, but small studs are relatively safe to use.
- Minimal discomfort
- Sutures removed in one week