Restore Your Ears To A Natural State

Repair of damaged earlobes is ​one of the most requested procedures at Robb Facial Plastic Surgery, and it has one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction. ​Trauma, years of heavy earrings, or gauges in the ears can leave your lobes saggy and unsightly, or even torn all the way through.

Because of the close proximity to the face, torn or damaged earlobes can attract negative attention. Earrings are often a normal part of a patient’s look, and this can cause self-consciousness when a patient has enlarged holes, rips, or tears in their earlobes. The ears are also very important in balancing the face and are often not noticed until there's a problem.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Earlobe Repair in Atlanta?

If you feel self-conscious about your earlobes due to a rip, tear, enlarged hole, or deformity, a surgical repair could be right for you. In general, those who pursue earlobe repair in Atlanta have one or some combination of the following:

  • Ripped or torn earlobes
  • Malformed earlobes from birth or trauma
  • Sagging earlobes with a large hole
  • Enlarged earring hole that doesn’t hold an earring well
  • Overly large earlobes
  • Keloid scarring on the earlobe
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What To Expect In The Consultation

Consultations are performed at the Robb Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center personally with Dr. Robb. He will inquire about your concerns and what exactly you would like to accomplish with this procedure. Any pertinent medical history will be discussed to see if alterations to medicines need to be made prior to the procedure.

Dr. Robb will perform a thorough examination of your ears and create a surgical plan to meet your needs. Photos will be taken in many cases. After covering the details and your medical history and aesthetic goals, Dr. Robb will answer any questions you may have.

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Preparation For The Procedure

Preparation for any medical procedure begins with establishing realistic expectations. Dr. Robb will ensure that both patient and medical team are on the same page prior to scheduling a surgery. Because earlobe repair is a minor procedure, Dr. Robb does not require patients to refrain from taking aspirin or other blood thinners prior to the surgery.

Earlobe Repair Procedure Details

Dr. Robb will make some marks on your skin that will act as a guideline during the procedure. Measurements are often made to ensure symmetry is obtained. Ear lobe repair takes about 30 minutes to complete for both ears. ​Vaseline is applied to the surgical sites and when required, a dressing is placed on the ears.

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Recovery From Earlobe Repair

Local numbing medicine wears off in one to two hours after the procedure. Tylenol is normally enough to prevent discomfort, but pain medication can be prescribed if needed. We believe in keeping our patients as comfortable as possible during the recovery period.

No dressing over the ears is required- the vaseline protects the wound and helps prevent scabbing. Some oozing from the surgery sites is normal as is some swelling of the earlobes. Care and cleaning instructions will be given to you prior to leaving the office. ​Sutures will be removed in 1 week.

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Natural-looking Results

Results are immediate and last a lifetime. ​Recovery is simple and quick for most patients.
Earlobe repair is a very straightforward procedure that restores the form, function, and appearance of the earlobes.

If desired, Dr. Robb Jr. will perform ear piercing for no additional charge.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you think you are a good candidate and would like to learn more about the procedure, please contact our office today to set up a personalized consultation with Dr. Robb. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you may have about the procedure and will be happy to assist you with anything you may need.

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