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The earlobe is one of the most common parts of the ear to be damaged. The lobe is very soft and pliable, without the harder cartilage like the upper portion of the outer ear. Due to the prevalence of ear piercings, it is very common for earlobes to be torn in half due to trauma or stretching over many years of wearing heavy earrings. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery offers torn earlobe repair that can be completed during an office visit at our clinics in UES Manhattan or Brooklyn.

Women who have worn dangling or heavy earrings throughout their lives often find their earlobes damaged. But it does not require dangling or large earrings to result in torn earlobes. Both genders wear earrings that can get caught and tugged when in an accident or during an altercation. The soft fatty tissue in the earlobe is easily torn. While the injury is not serious, it will create a separated earlobe that looks deformed and needs plastic surgery repair to reshape the lobe.

Another cause of earlobe damage is stretching of the earlobe tissue with age. The earlobe skin and tissue can lose elasticity with age and is prone to stretching. The ear piercing can become stretched, and the earlobe elongated. It is more likely that the earlobe will tear when it is stretched, but it also can be an aesthetic concern due to the shape of the earlobe.

Earlobe Plastic Surgery

Earlobe repair surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to repair torn earlobes, restore volume to thin earlobes and reduce the size of stretched lobes. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a double board certified plastic surgeon who can restore the normal shape to the earlobes if they have been damaged from injury or aging. For torn earlobes, the tissue can be reconnected, and the skin stitched back together to form a complete lobe. For elongated or stretched earlobes, an earlobe reduction can be performed to reshape and resize aging earlobes.

If your earlobes have been torn, stretched or damaged, earlobe plastic surgery can be performed at Vantage Plastic Surgery. The procedures are minimally-invasive and are usually performed with only local anesthesia. To make an appointment with Dr. Shteynberg to discuss torn earlobe repair surgery or earlobe reduction, contact our office in NYC.

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