Deerfield, IL Dermatologist
Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 480-0004
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November 02, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Earlobe  

Find out if an earlobe repair is the right treatment for your ears.

While we don’t often think about it our ears are a noticeable feature. Not only are our ears used to hear things around us but also our earlobes can be used for aesthetic purposes, holding fun and fashionable earrings in place. Unfortunately, certain problems can put a strain on our delicate ears and cause elongated holes and torn earlobes. If this has happened to you, then it might be time to talk to your Deerfield, IL dermatologists about earlobe repairs.

What can cause an earlobe to tear?

While heavy earrings are often the culprits, an ear that has been improperly pierced may experience a split or tear. Direct trauma to the earlobe can also cause issues. It doesn’t matter the cause of your condition. Through earlobe repair, your skin doctors in Deerfield can easily treat your ear in just one visit.

What does an earlobe repair entail?

This procedure is performed right here in our office in under an hour. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, only local anesthesia is necessary to help reduce any procedural discomfort or pain. The severity of your tear or split will determine the type of procedure we will perform. In most cases, a small flap will be created in the skin to help reshape the earlobe. Dissolvable stitches are often used to close up the incision since they are less visible and smaller than traditional stitches.

How long will my recovery process be after my earlobe repair?

Most patients only experience minor discomfort, which can easily be combated through taking over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication like Aleve or Tylenol. Patients won’t need to take any time off from work or their daily activities, so you won’t have to worry about any downtime. Since dissolvable stitches will most likely be used, you won’t need to come in to have your sutures removed.

Will I have a scar?

Since the earlobe will need to be stitched together, a small scar will form. Fortunately, the scar is often so small that it is barely visible.

Want to find out more about getting an earlobe repair in Deerfield, IL? Then call the skin experts at Deerfield Dermatology Associates today and schedule a consultation with us.

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Dr. Burton E. Silver, M.D., Emeritus
Marcia E. Johnson, M.D.
Jonathan A. Dalton, M.D.
Divya Singh-Behl, M.D.
Madhuri V. Konanahalli, M.D.

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