Ear Lobe Repair Brisbane
Earlobe repair surgery, which is a procedure to revise the skin around unsightly large holes from stretchers or from ear “gauging”.
Stretching of the ear lobes can also occur from wearing heavy ear jewellery over a long period of time, as well as from ageing.
What can we do with Earlobe surgery?
- Repair large stretched earlobe & holes from stretchers
- Repair Torn earlobes
- Reduce the size of the hole from heavy earrings
- Reduce the size of hole from ageing
- Reduce and adjust the size of earlobe to suit the face
- Keloid scar management
- Correct Pixie Earlobes (Pixie earlobes can occur after Facelift procedures)
The surgical procedure is performed under local anaesthetics and takes between 30 to 90 minutes per ear lobe. There will be a small scar, which gradually fades over a period of months. During the repair, the wound will be closed with 2 layers of meticulous sutures – internally using dissolvable sutures to maintain structure and strength of the repair, and externally, very fine sutures to give a good cosmetic scar. You will need a special dressing for about 1 week, After this time, the fine superficial sutures will be removed.
Fees start from $880 per earlobe (for earlobe repair) depending on the difficulty of repair. Initial consultation with Dr Wong is compulsory (consultation fee applies).
Earlobe reduction and reshaping are different procedures and the fee may be more expensive, approximately $990 per earlobe (there are no medicare rebate for earlobe reduction, repairs or reshaping). Some earlobes are more tricky to repair because of the length of the earlobes, scarring from previous surgery, or the way the earlobe is attached to the face. This may involve additional strategies to re-attach the earlobe back to the face, hence the fees will vary. Every earlobe is different and must be assessed individually with a consultation with Dr Wong.
If you email a very clear photograph and detail your request to our clinic, we will provide the best estimate of fee for you. However we encourage every patient to have at least 1 initial consultation prior to repair surgery.
When you book for surgery, a booking fee applies which will be deducted from the total payable on day of surgery.
After the surgery, you may be advised never to wear large earrings again but the advice for each earlobe may vary slightly. Individual variation in results exists depending on various patient factors affecting wound healing, adhering to post operative wound care instructions and follow-up visits. For patients at risk of keloid scarring, post operative pressure earrings may be required.