Split Earlobe Repair
Aim of surgery;
- Corrects appearance of damaged lobe due to trauma
- Restores lobe to allow for future piercings
- Restores self-esteem as a result of visible damage
Split earlobes can occur as a result of wearing earrings that are too heavy or due to trauma to the lobe in which an earring may have got caught or been pulled causing a tear to appear.
Corrective surgery for this repair is carried out under local anaesthetic. This means you will be able to walk out of surgery and resume usual activities on the same day.
This surgery is completed under local anaesthetic. Your surgeon will firstly numb the area around the earlobe to ensure no pain is felt during the procedure. The repair first involves tidying the edges of the torn lobe by removing small amounts of skin. Then, using fine sutures, the earlobe is carefully repaired to reconstruct a normal, rounded earlobe that matches your natural ear shape
Post-operative bruising and swelling should begin to resolve at the end of the first week. Each patient will respond differently but for patients with a history of bruising easily, resolution of bruising or swelling may take two weeks.
Who will carry out of this procedure?
At the Belfast Skin Clinic, our team of highly experienced and GMC accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeons will carry out this ear reshaping.
Will I be a suitable candidate?
Most people attending this consultation have no issues with proceeding with surgery; however, this can only be determined at consultation when a full assessment will help your Consultant determine what is likely to be the outcome and both your expectations are aligned.
Will I have to stay overnight in the clinic?
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and you will be discharged on the same day as your procedure with the appropriate aftercare advice. Appointments for aftercare will be arranged as required.
Will the scarring be noticeable?
Our team of plastic surgeons are very experienced at carrying out meticulous surgery techniques making them the first choice for any cosmetic surgeries to the head, face and neck area.
The surgery will result in minor red scars which should fade over time following 6 months, but scarring is based on the individual and their skin type, so be sure to talk to your Consultant if you have any concerns regarding scarring.
What is this surgery likely to cost?
The cost will be discussed at your consultation (£180) and prices start from £600 after your consultation.
We would encourage patients to make your decision regarding surgery based on clinical facts and practitioner experience rather than cost as a this is not an indicator of good practice or service quality.
The Belfast Skin Clinic is fully RQIA accredited and we pride ourselves on having top Consultants in their field, excellent patient testimonials and the highest quality facilities and surgical equipment available.
Your surgeon will firstly numb the area around the earlobe to ensure no pain is felt during the procedure. The repair first involves tidying the edges of the torn lobe by removing small amounts of skin. Then, using fine sutures, the earlobe is carefully repaired to reconstruct a normal, rounded earlobe that matches your natural ear shape