Over time, earlobes can become stretched or start to droop with age. Heavy earrings, gauges, tearing or trauma resulting in damage to the earlobes are also fairly common. Earlobe Repair, or lobuloplasty, offers a solution to correct split, torn, or outstretched earlobes by tightening the skin, resulting in a more natural-looking appearance. Otoplasty or ear pinning surgery may also be an option for you if you would like to reshape the overall appearance of your ears. Houston Earlobe Repair specialist, Dr. Scott Reis uses the most up-to-date techniques to deliver natural-looking results.
Am I A Candidate for Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe Repair surgery is commonly performed on candidates that have enlarged holes from oversized earrings or gauges, stretched skin, or full tearing as a result of trauma.1 This procedure is also an option for anyone that is simply unhappy with their earlobe shape and would like to resize and tighten the skin in this area.
The Earlobe Repair Procedure
During your initial consultation, Dr. Reis will sit down with you to review your medical history and overall goals. Once you and Dr. Reis have determined that Earlobe Repair is the best option, he will create your personalized surgical plan. During surgery, Dr. Reis will use small sutures to fix tearing and tighten the skin around the earlobes. Depending on your desired result, he will reconstruct the skin to match your overall ear shape.
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Recovery & Results After Earlobe Repair
Upon completing the repair successfully, Dr. Reis and his team will be sure to send you home with clear and helpful after-care instructions. Downtime is minimal and the outer layer of fine stitches placed during the procedure will be removed after one week. Once the earlobe is fully healed, it will be safe to re-pierce the area. Depending on your specific recovery, this can take up to 4-6 months, but typically it is safe to re-pierce within three months. Results should be apparent almost immediately with minimal scarring when after-care instructions are followed closely.
Dr. Reis often recommends Fractional Co2 Laser Treatment to his patients in order to improve the appearance of scars after surgery, as well as Alastin Regenerative Skin Nectar and Skinuva Silicone Scar Gel. And as always, protection from the sun and UV exposure is critical to optimal hidden scaring.
Contact Dr. Scott Reis for Earlobe Repair in Houston
Dr. Scott Reis and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible care and accurate information. If you have any questions about earlobe repair or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us.
References 1Vathulya, M., Jain, V. & Jain, P. Simple Tips for Ear Lobule Reconstruction-“Lobuloplasty Revisited”. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 71, 1096–1098 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-017-1186-2
Dr Reis and his team have been great to work with. I had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery and they were always available to answer any questions and see me when I had any concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Reis and his team.
I am three weeks post-surgery after a tummy tuck. Dr. Reis did brachioplasty and a thigh lift for me earlier in the year, after I had a significant weight loss that left me with a lot of loose skin. Not only is he a great surgeon, but he listens to all of my questions and concerns, and addresses each one. He prescribed pain medication for me before the surgery, but I only took it for two days. I just can't say I had pain with this surgery. SO glad I did this! I have a flat stomach!
With sweet sensitivity and genuine care, Dr. Reis passionately serves his patients and offers expertise. Beyond my restoration experience, he has shown commitment to pain management and advocating for me to maximize quality of care. Continually amazed, I can personally say his work is impressive and is paralleled only by his pursuit of excellence complemented with a heart of compassion. Words cannot express my gratefulness.
My experience has been great! He is a very good surgeon, and very caring. He checked on me all Labor Day weekend after my surgery. That is proof he cares. He also got on my cancer surgeon’s same schedule at short notice which prevented me from having 2 surgeries.
I saw Dr. Reis for a breast augmentation and removal of some past implants. I was worried about it and he immediately put me at ease. I was so impressed by his warmth, friendliness and patience with all of my questions and concerns. He did a fantastic job with the surgery and it became apparent that he is a perfectionist and an artist! He called me personally after the surgery to check on me, even when out of town with his family. I would say he is one of the best doctors I have ever known.
Dr. Reis is the Botox master! I absolutely HATE needles and he takes time to make sure I am ok (and numb with an ice pack) and does not rush me at all, even when I start feeling nauseous! The Botox was placed perfectly and my wrinkles were gone within a few days! His bedside manner along with his knowledge make for a great combination! Exactly what you want in your Dr.
Great visit with Dr. Reis. He and his entire team are very professional & offer expert advice. They made the whole process easy & were extremely knowledgeable. CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH! Explained everything thoroughly & were so friendly!
I have worked in the plastic and reconstructive surgery field for over 18 years. I had the opportunity to work on one of Dr Scott Reis patients, and was blown away with the incredible results he provide for her. She had absolutely the most beautiful belly button I have ever seen. Dr. Reis performed a unilateral mastectomy on this pt and had to do a tummy tuck on her to obtain the skin needed for her reconstruction. I had to take a moment out of my day and say something. Truly Phenomenal results!!! Finding a Dr that will take the time to add all the special little details is such an important process. I can assure you, you have found a Gem of a Dr.
Dr. Reis and his staff are amazing . From my first appointment to the follow up appointments, I always feel well cared for by him. He has made this whole mommy makeover experience so easy. Plus, the results are amazing! So happy we chose Dr. Reis for this procedure.
I highly recommend Dr. Reis for any of your needs! The thing I like most about him is that I feel completely comfortable with him. He also did an amazing job on my tissue expander procedure and I cannot wait for him to do my complete reconstruction process! He is really AWESOME on what he does!
I've never left him feeling unsatisfied. His work is AMAZING & so natural. His ability to connect with me on a personal level since I always feel like an outcast is reassurance in believing Dr. Reis is GODSENT!
Dr. Reis is a fantastic surgeon. I found Dr. Reis at a time when I was looking for an all around refreshed look just ahead of a milestone birthday. He is attentive, kind, patient, and detail-oriented. Dr. Reis was able to visualize and articulate the kind of procedure(s) that would achieve the look I was going for (i.e., neck lift/facelift). It was my first time exploring plastic surgery and he was able to walk me through the process from first consultation to several months post-op. I am 100% confident in my appearance after my procedure and feel that Dr. Reis has given my face a younger, more-toned, natural look. I highly recommend Dr. Reis and his team!
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