. 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. Wearing earrings and other ear accessories is common in 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. We performed the earlobe surgery under local anesthesia in the office, after completing all the necessary preliminary blood investigations. With a fine scalpel, under magnification, we symmetrically excised the skin lining the hole to create a new wound. We placed ultra-fine sutures to promote healing by holding the new skin edges together. We also offer different incision techniques, like cutting the skin in a wedge shape, or making slits that look like the letter V, L, or Z. The whole procedure took about 20 minutes. After about five to seven days, we removed the stitches and waited until the surgical area could heal completely. We advised the patient to avoid wearing heavy ear jewelry for a few months. Now her celebrations are happier!