Don’t Repair the Yugo, Repair Your Earlobes

ear surgeryEarlobes. What exactly is the point of them anyway? Are they there simply as a place to poke an earring post? Are they something to play with when you’re reading a book or story online?

Who knows, but when they become damaged, Dr. Malamet’s the man to fix them.

What kinds of repairs do the earlobes need?

Dr. Malamet corrects earlobes for a variety of reasons, returning the earlobes to a more typical/natural shape and size.

Here are a few of the conditions Dr. Malamet corrects:

  • Keloid scar repair — Keloid scars form as a response to an original injury. But oddly, they can actually become larger than the original injury.
  • Earlobe shortening — When weighed down by overly heavy earrings, the earlobes can actually lose their elasticity and become permanently stretched.
  • Earlobe reduction — Some people are born with earlobes that are simply too large. Dr. Malamet reduces their size and makes them proportional.
  • Split earlobe repair — Some people don’t know when to say no to some types of earrings. Exceptionally heavy earrings can actually stretch downward and tear through the earlobe.
  • Stretched earlobe repair — With larger gauge earrings (think National Geographic), the actual piercings can be quite large. When common sense returns at a later time, suddenly the person is faced with saggy, stretched earlobes with a hole in the middle.

The surgery

Usually performed under local anesthesia, earlobe repair surgery can take anywhere from one to three hours. The procedure is tailored to the specific needs of the patient; there is no “single” procedure.

If your earlobes need attention whether due to injury, heavy earrings, or whatever else, call Dr. Malamet at 818-380-3130 and ask about earlobe repair surgery.

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