Earlobe Repair FAQ – What technique is used for surgery?

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Earlobe repair procedures click here

Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. Clinics are located in BirminghamBristolBuckinghamshireGlasgowLondon Harley StreetLeedsManchester and Northampton.

This video series features the questions we have received about stretched and split earlobes. Stretched earlobes are increasingly common in today’s society, therefore correction of stretches is also becoming more common. Over the series of videos we have created, Mr. Richards aims to answer all of the most frequent questions we receive on the topic, so the information is available to you, to educate yourself about the procedure.

In terms of the technique for corrective surgery, it is largely similar whether it be a split or a stretch. Also depending on the size and position of your stretch/split, and the size of your earlobe the amount removed will be slightly different. To begin with, Mr. Richards makes some marks on the ear on where he will cut away so it fits back together nicely following the stitching. After the marks are made, the local anaesthetic is administered. It is crucial to do this afterwards as the anaesthetic will make the earlobe swell, and making markings after this can give lopsided results. After the local has kicked in, the earlobe within the markings is cut away, the blood vessels are then cauterised and finally it is sewn back together.

For more information or to book a consultation call 01844 318 491 or email mailto:info@aurora-clinics.local