The perfect pair of earrings completes any outfit. What happens if your earlobes prevent you from wearing your perfect earrings?
An earlobe abnormality can be caused by hereditary conditions, trauma, or surgical procedures (such as when skin cancer is treated). The earlobes are composed of soft skin and a small amount of fat tissue. When studying the earlobe appearance and anatomy, one is usually surprised to find the great variation in earlobe size, shape, and form. The earlobes not only enhance the appearance of the ears, but they are also popular locations for jewelry for both men and women. Earlobes are frequently pierced for the purpose of fitting various ear ornaments, including small studs and larger and heavier items. Earlobe problems can be treated by our facial aesthetics doctor in 60619.
Tears in the Earlobe
In certain circumstances, excess weight or trauma can easily tear the delicate tissues of the earlobes. In addition to not being attractive, this split can render the earlobe unsuitable for most jewelry. In some cases, clip-on earrings can be worn to camouflage the earlobe tear.
Earlobe Piercing Holes
A partial tear of the earlobe usually begins at the original piercing site and continues downward. Consequently, the earlobe hole is too large to hold ear studs. It is possible to close the enlarged slit-like hole at our facial cosmetic office, but a new piercing has to wait 6–8 weeks before it can be done.
The stretching out of pierced holes in your earlobes (also known as “ear gauging”) is when you gradually increase their diameter over time. Earlobe gauges often result in considerable lobe damage, requiring reconstruction. We commonly perform this procedure in our facial cosmetic office, especially for those who are seeking employment.
Reconstruction of the earlobe
It is possible to repair complex earlobe defects caused by trauma, large tears, or gauges using custom-designed flaps that restore the lobe to normal. The procedure is minimally invasive and can sometimes be performed using only a local anesthetic. Contact our office today to learn more about split earlobe repair.
The Reduction of Earlobes
From birth, earlobes are usually large, but they tend to get bigger with age. Those with large earlobes may need more jewelry to achieve an appropriate balance; tiny studs may appear too small within the space of a fleshy earlobe. In other cases, the earlobe is somewhat fleshy and elongated, requiring the total length to be reduced. The earlobe can be reduced in size with a simple procedure at our cosmetic facial office.
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your earlobes and desire a better appearance, we can help. To schedule a consultation, call our facial cosmetics office in Chicago, IL today.