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I have a keloid on my ear and its sore, I have an attached earlobe, is it best for me to get it removed or should I let them shrink it or something?

I have a keloid on my ear and its sore, I have an attached earlobe, is it best for me to get it removed or should I let them shrink it or something?

Excision: You have to be careful about surgical removal of the keloid because of possibility of recurrence. Steroid injections can be beneficial in smaller lesions. Please chech with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can stretched earlobe be repaired?

Can stretched earlobe be repaired?

Usually simple: Most stretched or torn earlobes can be repaired with a simple procedure performed under a local anesthetic by a qualified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a torn earlobe repaired?

Has anyone had a torn earlobe repaired?

All the time: This is a pretty common procedure for most plastic surgeons. The edges have to be freshened and then repaired together, usually in the office with local anesthesia. Sutures are removed in about a week. After the earlobe is well healed, it can be repierced (i do this for the patients whose ears I have repaired.). ...Read more

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My son has a knot forming in his left earlobe?

My son has a knot forming in his left earlobe?

Earlobe knot: A new lump or lesion in the earlobe could be scar tissue from an injury or a fatty or skin-type growth. Best to have your son's doctor take a look to see if it needs to be removed or if observing it is the better course of action. ...Read more

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How can I get my torn earlobe repaired. It has healed up split!?

How can I get my torn earlobe repaired. It has healed up split!?

Minor Procedure: The edges of the adjacent split skin can be removed and the raw surfaces sutured back together. This is very commonly done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you keep getting cuts under your earlobe?

What does it mean when you keep getting cuts under your earlobe?

Cuts under earlobe: Perhaps trauma due to ear rings or clothing. Perhaps trauma during sex. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had a torn earlobe repaired?

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had a torn earlobe repaired?

Lighter earrings: Wear lighter ear rings or clip ons to avoid excess weight on your lobe which might damage them again. ...Read more