Earlobe Rejuvenation and Repair



Earlobe Rejuvenation and Repair


Richard K. Green



BACKGROUND

Ear piercing is an extremely common form of body modification, and repair of a torn earlobe is a frequent cause for patients to seek surgical intervention of the earlobe. Earlobe tear may be due to chronic stretching due to gravitational pull on the earlobe by heavy earrings or by abrupt traumatic avulsion of the earring through the earlobe. The increased popularity of gauging earlobes over the last few decades has led to a unique challenge of earlobe repair and tissue reduction. In this chapter, earlobe deformity repair is discussed, as well as approaches to earlobe volume depletion. Finally, keloids of the earlobe are a common complication of ear piercing and may be challenging to resolve owing to frequent recurrence after excision.


REPAIR OF EARLOBE TEARS AND DEFORMITIES


PRESENTATION

Patients present with an enlarged piercing, a linear stretched piercing, a completely split earlobe or a dramatically enlarged piercing due to gradual intentional stretching, or gauging of the earlobe.


Jun 29, 2020 | Posted by in Dermatology | Comments Off on Earlobe Rejuvenation and Repair
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