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What is the definition or description of: earlobe repair?

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Dr. Matthew Goldschmidt answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Earlobe repair: Earlobe repair is a relatively simple surgical procedure done to repair a torn earlobe. The surgeon removes the healed skin on the inside of the torn earlobe. The two "fresh" edges are then sewn back together. The scar is minimal. Patients should be cautious about re-piercing their earlobe afterwards.

Answered 9/2/2013

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Dr. Janet Turkle answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Repair of a defect: Usually earlobe repair refers to repair of a defect on the lobe of the ear. This can be to repair a site from a torn out earring or repair of a defect from a 'gauged' ear lobe that is no longer desired. These repairs usually can be done under a local anesthetic.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Joseph Mele answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Earlobe repair.: Earlobe repair is generic term for any repair of the earlobe. A common reason for this is to repair an elongated or torn ear piercing. Heavy earings, pulling on earings or even the pressure from talking on the phone can cause an ear piercing to tear. Earlobe repair is a simple office procedure that can repair the piercing and allow you to wear earings again.

Answered 10/8/2013

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Dr. Richard Fleming answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Earlobes: Earlobe repair is done to restore the normal volume or contour of an individual's ear lobe.

Answered 10/4/2016

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