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Doctor insights on: Stretched Ear Lobes As I Age Can Surgery Fix Them

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Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Stretched ear lobes as I age. Can surgery fix them?

Yes and no: Surgery can fix this problem but it not ussually done except for extreme problems. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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How much would torn ear lobe surgery cost?

How much would torn ear lobe surgery cost?

Variable: The cost would depend on the extent of the damage and where the repair was done. Repairs in a hospital surgical suite will be much more expensive than those done in a physicians clinic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cosmetic surgery for ripped ear lobes?

Can you tell me about cosmetic surgery for ripped ear lobes?

Simple: One of the most common procedures performed. The surgeon freshes up the ear lobe under local anesthesia and then sutures it back together. Re-iercing is redone typically not on the resultant scar. Done properly, the scar is inconspicuousl. ...Read more

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I had arthroscopic shouler surgery last Tuesday with a shoulder block and I have noticed that my right ear lobe is numb and swollen. Is this normal?

I had arthroscopic shouler surgery last Tuesday with a shoulder block and I have noticed that my right ear lobe is numb and swollen. Is this normal?

Not likely related: The nerves that were blocked and the nerves dealing with your ear are not the same. It is unlikely that the anesthetic block is the issue. You may have been laying on that ear to cause your symptoms, or they may be a totally unrelated issue that have occurred in time suggesting a relationship where there is none. It would be appropriate for a doctor to evaluate your ear ...Read more

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Experienced pressure where i had brain surgery on right temporal lobe and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Experienced pressure where i had brain surgery on right temporal lobe  and behind ears and bumps behind ears swelling up the ride sode of neck. Ideas?

Consultation advised: Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions. ...Read more

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My stretched ear was infected now it feels like there's something in my lobe. What kind of tests should I get?

My stretched ear was infected now it feels like there's something in my lobe. What kind of tests should I get?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?

Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?

If constant: Constant pulling would act as a weight, and would eventually stretch the lobe..So do not pull the lobes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Ear lobes: Greetings. Yes, it is safe to use gauges to stretch your ear lobes if you so choose. Keep them clean and if any signs of redness is noted, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband stretches his ears with gauges and this last time he stretched the bottom of his lobe became black and thinned with bleeding and pus..Help

My husband stretches his ears with gauges and this last time he stretched the bottom of his lobe became black and thinned with bleeding and pus..Help

Tell him don't do it: Why does he stretches his ears? He has probably injured his ear tissue and then bled and form a hematoma and then it became infected. He needs to see someone and most likely the hematoma needs to be drained and he needs to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I need stitching of both ear lobes as they have stretched out. Can you recommend a surgeon who would be reasonable in Houston?

Check around.: Many plastic surgeons will give a free or low cost initial consultation and discuss what kinds of procedure you need and the cost. It depends on the doc and the procedure. So see several, and also check with friends and your primary care doc on the reliability and reputation of the doc you choose. Be sure to understand what you can expect from the procedure, after it and over time. Know the risks ...Read more

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Can nose picking make nose go bigger just as a stretched ear lobe (Piercing)? If not, how could the ear lobe be stretched?

Can nose picking make nose go bigger just as a stretched ear lobe (Piercing)? If not, how could the ear lobe be stretched?

Of course. Like all: tissues, as they are torn down & rebuilt, life long, new structure is based on previous structure combined with both internal controls (still poorly understood) and external forces. Rebuilding, restructuring of nose tissues follow same principles, structure over time powerfully influenced by both degree and persistence of external inputs altering physical structure, as in plastic surgery, etc. ...Read more