When your beautiful earrings become a drag — literally — on your ears, they can stretch or tear your earlobe. Dr. William T. Long, a dermatologic surgeon at Manhattan Dermatology, expertly repairs your earlobe with a simple in-office procedure. If you live or work in New York City’s Murray Hill and Midtown East, restore your ear’s health and youthful appearance with earlobe repair. Call the helpful Manhattan Dermatology team or book your appointment online.
When your skin loses elasticity and plumpness due to aging, the changes aren’t limited to your face or breasts. Earlobes, too, become thinner and saggier due to the loss of collagen and the effects of gravity.
If you wear earrings, the weight of your jewelry adds extra stress to your earlobes. Over time, your lobes stretch. You may even notice that your earrings don’t sit as high in the piercing as they did when you were younger, or that the piercing itself has become elongated.
Large hoops and dangling earrings can snag or get caught on objects. If you move too quickly, the earring can rip straight through your lobe. If this happens to you, don’t panic; Dr. Mitchell can surgically repair and restore your lobe at Manhattan Dermatology.
If you have an emergency and have torn your earlobe, contact Manhattan Dermatology right away. Dr. Mitchell will fit you into the schedule as soon as possible.
Earlobe repair is a simple, in-office procedure that takes no more than 30 to 60 minutes per ear. If your earlobes are stretched out, Dr. Mitchell changes their shape to look shorter and more youthful, too.
You need only a local anesthetic to control pain.
Your earlobes may feel a little sore after your surgery, but there’s no real downtime. You return to your regular daily activities right after your surgery.
However, you won’t be able to wear your earrings, because Dr. Mitchell completely repairs your ear, and closes your original piercing.
If you’re improving the aesthetics of a stretched-out earlobe, it’s a great time to add in other aesthetic and rejuvenating procedures. You can combine earlobe repair with cosmetic dermatology services such as:
When you’re ready to restore your earlobes, contact Dr. William Long. Book your appointment online, phone the friendly staff, or walk in if you have a torn earlobe.