The Difference between Split Earlobes and Tribal or Stretched Earlobes26th January 2012
Facelift SurgerySplit Earlobes and Tribal or Stretched earlobes are different in appearance, correction technique, and correction cost, but similar in stitching technique, recovery period, scarring and healing. Mr. Adrian Richards briefly describes the differences between the two, and provides information on surgical correction procedure of both Split and Dilated Earlobe Repair here at Aurora clinics in Buckinghamshire. For more information, call us free on 0800 3285743 or e-mail us a photo of your earlobe and we will be happy to give you advice on the best way forward for you.
Hello, my name is Adrian Richards. I’m a plastic surgeon. I’m the Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics, which is based in the south of England. In this video, I’m going to be talking a little bit about split earlobes and tribal earlobes, because they’re quite different. So I’m just going to give you a little update to try and clarify the difference between split earlobes and tribal earlobes, and then in subsequent videos I’m going to focus on each of these individually.
So what’s the difference? Well, a split earlobe occurs mostly in women, but it can occur in men, when a heavy earring has been pulled through the ear, and this leaves you a split earlobe, so a linear, like a line, split in the earlobe back down from the piercing. So that’s a split earlobe, relatively simple to correct under local anaesthetic and not all that expensive to correct, and I’ll talk about the process in the next video.
A tribal ear piercing is quite different. This is when the ear is stretched sequentially with a spacer. So from a small piercing the ear is stretched with a stretcher, and many people are coming forward now. The most common reason is because people feel they’re being discriminated against in the job market because of the appearance of their ears.
So that’s just a quick overview. If you’ve got a split earlobe, please watch the split earlobe video. If you’ve got a tribal earlobe, please watch the tribal earlobe video for more information.
Thanks for watching.