Ear lobes are made of skin and fatty tissue and are quite strong, flexible but not as taut as the rest of the cartilage-based ear. Now earrings or ear accessories are very commonly used by most women. Use of heavy earrings, however, may sag the lobule, and as one age, the hole may become longer. Earlobe tears can also occur through accidental trauma, by getting yanked, or when earring gets caught in clothes while tugging in the head. One may want to undo this and may wish to get back the original shape of the ear. This is definitely possible! You can undo this by simple earlobe surgery.
A middle-aged woman had reported to Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial hospital with a complaint of excessively torn lobe due to the use of heavy earrings. The ear lobes had become saggy and the wearing of earrings was no longer fashionable for her. She wanted correction of the same. The earlobe surgery procedure was planned under local anesthesia as an in-office procedure after preliminary blood investigations were done. With a fine scalpel, under magnification, the skin lining the hole was excised symmetrically to create a new wound, then ultra-fine sutures were placed to promote healing by holding the new skin edges together. Different incision techniques, like cutting the skin in a wedge shape, or making slits that look like the letter V, L, or Z are also practiced. The whole procedure took about 20 minutes. After about five to seven days, the stitches were removed and the surgical area was completely healed. The patient was advised to not wear heavy ear jewelry for a few months. Now her celebrations are happier!