San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti
Talks About Ear Lobe Repair Surgery
There are several variations of ear lobe repair surgery performed to either fix a torn, split, or stretched earlobe or to reduce the size. Some individuals are born with larger ear lobes and wish to have their ear lobe size surgically reduced due to self consciousness. Other individuals have split or torn ear lobes from either extended use of heaving earrings or pulling/tugging of the ear lobes, while some have stretched or gauged ear lobes from the continuing extension of an ear piercing. Either way all of these situations can be addressed most of the time through an earlobe repair procedure.
Before / After Earlobe Repair
This is an Actual Patient of Dr. Pousti
From the age of 15 to 25, I had plugs of some size in my ears. Over time, my career path changed and extreme body modification was no longer conducive to this. At one point, my ears held 1″ 1/4 (35mm) plugs/gauge/eyelets, etc. I had torn my fistulas(the ear hole itself) and had also “blown out” my earlobes( severe irritation/disfiguration based on too much stretching) It was time. I had my fun. Looked like a freak, but I had further aspirations and it was to time to close up the actual holes. They looked awful, sagged, and got made fun of occasionally. Because of Dr. Pousti’s work, you’d never know I even had them. But that was the ultimate result I desired.
The Surgical Procedure
The operation takes approximately one hour to complete and is not painful. In most cases, the procedure is considered an in office procedure and performed with a local anesthesia.
Before and Immediately After Gauged Ear Lobe Repair
What To Expect After Surgery
Discomfort or pain post-operatively is not common. Sutures are removed usually one week after the procedure.
Resumption of Activities
The patient can usually return to work after 3-5 days depending on work duties. No swimming or hot tubs until the incision has completely healed.
Dr. Pousti and Staff,
Just wanted to shoot you over this email to thank you all once again for the care and expertise I experienced each and every visit of mine to Dr. Pousti. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude towards you for performing my surgery quickly, and PERFECTLY. I get compliments every where I go. It’s amazing how much differently I’m perceived by the world and potential employers by the incredible work Dr. Pousti performed on me. Everyone was so friendly to my girlfriend and I and we think the world of all of you.