Since time, immemorial ear piercing is a well established cultural practice in our country and also worldwide. Several complications can occur following ear piercing, one of them being split or torn ear lobes. The repair of tears or elongated slits is a common cosmetic surgical procedure performed by the dermatologists.
Females fond of wearing heavy earrings, especially for prolonged periods usually develop the problem of slit elongation or cleft formation. Besides, those with relatively smaller and thinner ear lobule and those with an original hole placed too low are also at greater risk. Rarely slit ear lobes result from sudden severe pulling up of the earrings.
There are multiple techniques described for the repair of elongated or completely torn earlobe tracts like
The technique suitable for the patient is decided by the dermatologist after examining the ear lobule and following conditions
Surgery generally takes 20-40 minutes for one ear and it also depends upon the technique. It is performed under local infiltration anaesthesia or nerve block, and it does not hurt once the effect of anaesthesia is in place. Earlobe Repair in Gurgaon at Skin Care World can help to correct the split or torn earlobe and also to improve the appearance of the earlobes.
If the original ear lobule hole has been closed during repair and a new hole needs to be made, then preferably it should be done after 6-8 weeks of the repair.
One must avoid wearing heavy jewellery, and in case you want to wear then limit the time for which it is being worn. Also, protect your earrings from sudden severe traction.
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