Stretched Earlobe Repair – what’s involved?

Earlobe Repair Surgery before and afterAt Aurora, we’ve treated a number of patients looking to repair their stretched or ‘tribal’ ears.

Over the years, our surgical team have developed specialised techniques to repair stretched earlobes as naturally as possible, so nobody will know the ears were ever stretched.

Why do people seek to get their earlobes repaired?

Quite simply, most of our patients have decided that ear stretchers or ‘flesh tunnels’ were a good idea when they were younger, but not such a good idea now. They may have difficulty with jobs – for example, we see lots of people who are looking to join the forces or enter the teaching profession – or they may feel there’s some social stigma associated with their appearance.

About Stretched Earlobe Repair at our clinics

We perform earlobe repair surgery under local anaesthetic using our specially developed technique. We have a number of centres throughout the United Kingdom, so if it’s something you are interested in we can find a suitable location for you to be treated by one of our specialist surgeons.

If you’re interested in surgery, the first step is for you to book an appointment. Unlike with most procedures, you don’t need to come in and see us for a pre-surgery appointment. You can either talk to us on the phone beforehand, or you can opt for a ‘See and Treat’ appointment, which means you have an in-person consultation followed by treatment on the same day.

Whichever option you choose, we do like you to send a photograph in beforehand just so we can assess the best technique for you.

The day of your appointment

When you come in, we’ll talk to you about the procedure, take photographs and explain what we’re going to do. Then we’ll numb your ears with a very gentle anaesthetic injection. You may feel some discomfort for about 20 seconds, but thereafter the procedure is painless.

The operation typically takes about 15 minutes per side, and there’s no limitation to the size of the split that can be repaired. At the end of the procedure, a small amount of tape will be applied to the ears, which you can take off at home after around 3-4 days. All the stitches we use are absorbable, so they will naturally fall out and you won’t need to return to the clinic to have them removed.

The results you can expect are very natural appearing earlobes with a normal contour and shape and minimal scarring. Once fully healed, nobody should be able to tell you had stretched ears in the past.

Aurora Clinics has a team of experienced surgeons who specialise in ear surgery, including earlobe repair surgery and ear pinning (otoplasty). To book an appointment at a clinic near you, please contact us on 01324 578290 or email mailto:info@aurora-clinics.co.uk.

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