Earlobe Repair in Long Island, NY
Gauging, heavy jewelry and injuries change the shape and size of your earlobes. Elongated, torn and stretched earlobes can be corrected with earlobe repair by Eunice E. Park, MD, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist. She offers earlobe repair for the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.
What is Earlobe Repair?
Dr. Park offers earlobe repair to repair earlobes that have been:
- Stretched due to heavy earrings
- Enlarged via gauging
- Torn by injury and trauma that occurs during contact sports, accidents and other situations
The procedure aims to repair the earlobe to a more natural appearance, although your earlobes may not look the same way as before they were stretched or damaged.
Benefits of Earlobe Repair
In the cases of trauma and injury, earlobe repair by Dr. Park not only promotes proper healing but also preserves the aesthetics of your earlobe. Not all surgeons take cosmetic appearance into consideration when treating injuries to the earlobes. For stretched and enlarged earlobes, Dr. Park removes excess tissue and restores the earlobe to a more natural shape and size.
Am I a Candidate for Earlobe Repair?
Most patients are good candidates for earlobe repair because the procedure only requires local anesthesia. You may not be able to achieve the look you desire if a large amount of earlobe tissue needs to be removed. This may be the case with repairs that are needed after gauging.
What to Expect from Earlobe Repair
A local anesthesia is used to numb the earlobe. Dr. Park then works with a scalpel to remove excess soft tissue. This is only done for elongated and enlarged earlobes. Torn earlobes typically do not require tissue removal. Sutures are used to connect the earlobe into one single piece of tissue. You will need to protect your earlobes and not wear jewelry until the lobes are fully healed.
How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost in Long Island, NY?
If your earlobe repair is required to repair problems caused by gauging and heavy jewelry, the procedure may not be covered by insurance. Repairs performed for trauma may be covered. We will explain your coverage and out-of-pocket expenses after your consultation. Payment can be made by cash, check and major credit card. You may be approved before your consultation.
If you have earlobes that have been stretched or torn, earlobe repair by Eunice E. Park, MD, may give the lobes a more natural appearance. She offers earlobe repair for residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York. Contact us to schedule a personal consultation.