Split ear lobe repair in London
The earlobes are appendages of the ears made of soft skin and a small amount of fatty tissue. When Studying the earlobe apperance and anatomy, one is often surprised about the large variation in size, form and shape. Aside from being important for a normal apperance of the ears, the earlobes serve women and men as popular locations for jewelry.
Excessive weight or trauma can easily overcome the strenght of the earlobes tissues leading to a tear in the gentle earlobe tissues.
Most torn earlobes can be effectively and safely corrected by Mr Rochira using delicate surgical repair techniques. The procedure is routinely performed in the outpatient department under local anaesthesia. After planning and marking, a small amout of local anaesthetic agent (Xylocaine) numbing solution is deposited. The procedure itself is performed without any discomfort. In order to rebuild the earlobe, the healed and scarred aspect of the tear require removal. Repair is then performed in a straight line incision. Fine suture threads are used which support the repair and minimise scarring. Mr Rochira tends to use steri-strip to cover the wounds until the sutures are removed at 7-10 days. The healed earlobe has usually a barely visible pencil-fine scar line without aesthetic limitation.
es, but Mr Rochira asks his patients to wait for a minimum of 3 months before a stud can be placed. Now it is important to prevent recurrent demage. Heavy ear rings should be avoided.
Earlobe Split (Enlarged Piercing Hole)
An incomplete tear int he earlove usually starts at the original piercing site. This can also be repaired in the outpatient department like the split earlobe.
Earlobes may be large from birth but commonly get larger with age. They can be sagging and hand down too far which may benefit from a decrease of the hanging curvature. An earlobe reduction is performed in the office under local anaesthesia.
A variety of problems may require reconstructive surgery of the earlobes. Earlobe abnormalities may result from hereditary abnormalities, traumatic events, surgical procedure (i.e., for skin cancer treatment) or earlobe changes due to body art. The reconstrutive approaches to most of thoese problems differ and depend on the specific needs of the patient. Oftern , a creative and artistic eye is helpful in planning these delicate earlobe procedure.