Ear Lobe Repair Brisbane
At The Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Cancer Centre, we offer earlobe repair surgery, which is a surgical procedure to revise the skin around unsightly large holes from stretchers or from ear “gauging”. Even though earlobes occupy only a small area of the face, having proportional earlobes can contribute significantly to the overall aesthetics and harmony of the face, in the same way unsightly earlobes creating a negative social image.
At The Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Cancer Centre, Dr. Wong repairs a few hundred earlobes per year, making him one of the most experienced ear lobe repairer in Brisbane.
Stretching of the ear lobes can also occur from wearing heavy ear jewellery over a long period of time, as well as from ageing, causing a disfigurement in the ear lobes. Perhaps you may wish to reduce the size of your earlobes to fit into the rest of your face. Dr. Wong has presented his techniques in Korean Cosmetic Surgery Conference on his strategies to manage difficult earlobes.
What can we do?
- 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
- 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. Scarring is generally minimal and gradually fades over a period of weeks. 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. Patients are often surprised at how much surgical planning and the work required when Dr Wong repairs their earlobes.
Fees start from $450 to $700 per earlobe (for earlobe repair) depending on the difficulty of repair. All our earlobe repairs will involve meticulous internal dissolvable sutures (to maintain strength of wound repair) plus very fine external sutures for cosmesis. Our special technique have resulted in very high patient satisfaction rates. Earlobe reduction and reshaping is a different procedure and the fee is $800 per earlobe (there are no medicare rebate for earlobe reduction or earlobe 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 work around the earlobe and 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 cannot come for an initial consultation, please email a very clear photograph and detail your request to our clinic, we will provide the best estimate of fee for you. When you book for surgery, a booking fee applies which will be deducted from the total payable on day of surgery.
After the surgery, all external sutures will be removed at about 1 week, and the internal sutures will gradually dissolve over 2-3 months while the wound is healing, providing wound strength. Occassionally there may be 1-2 small undissolved suture fragments which may extrude from the skin near the wound later. There is nothing to be alarmed and the suture fragments can be removed easily. You will be advised never to wear large earrings again but the advice for each earlobe may vary slightly.
If you live in Sydney, please direct your enquiries to Dr. Peter Kim at 4/9 Railway St, Chatswood NSW 2067
10 days after earlobe repair