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

Patient’s Testimonial:

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.

Earlobe Repair Plastic Surgery

San Diego cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti performs an earlobe repair surgery.

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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

earlobe repair

This is an Actual Patient of Dr. Pousti

Patient’s Testimonial:

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.

Earlobe Reconstruction Surgery

Watch this patient's earlobe reconstruction journey and see his life-changing results.

Testimonial:

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.

Testimonial:

About 6 months ago I began noticing my ears – too much.  I had just gotten a short haircut and there they were in the mirror.  MY DAD’s big ear lobes.  At age 69 I decided to do something about them.  I wondered if this was something Dr. Pousti could help me with.  I did some internet research and there they were – pictures of earlobes that had been dramatically reduced in size and the best part was that Dr. Pousti could do it.  I had a consultation visit with him and his staff and on the spot made a decision to move forward and have my earlobes fixed.  It was a one-hour procedure in the office with local anesthesia.  I felt no pain during the procedure.  Even though I had stitches and bandages on when I left, I could immediately tell that when the swelling went down I would have new feminine sized earlobes that would be beautiful with the many earrings that I have made.  The stitches were out within 10 days and I experienced very little pain during that time.  Ibuprofen did the trick for a couple of days and I needed no medication after that.  It’s been just under a month since I had the procedure and I look forward for the swelling to go completely away so I can have my ears re-pierced.  Dr. Pousti will tell me when it’s time – it should be very soon.  I am so happy to have gone ahead with this easy in-office procedure.  I feel better about myself and I am no long self-conscious about big earlobes.

Prime Plastic Surgery consists of the top board-certified surgeons in the country providing the highest caliber of patient care. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to help patients achieve truly life-changing results. Our surgeons are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

Discover what the Prime difference can do for you. Request a consultation online or call our practice at (858) 285-4667.

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