Earlobe trauma results from wearing heavy earrings that split the earlobe or catching an earring inadvertently, causing it to tear. Earlobe repair performed by Dr. Susan Schroeder at Perfect Skin MD in Colorado Springs, CO, is a quick and effective surgical procedure that will result in intact earlobes. Earlobes that are damaged are a source of embarrassment for many individuals, so why wait? Come into our office today for a consultation and see what options are available to you.
Oversized holes in the earlobe caused by expanders (plugs) earrings to intentionally stretch the hole can also be repaired. Earlobe reshaping and resizing for those that just don’t like the appearance of their ears is also available.
Dr. Schroeder and staff were great! Very professional and nice. I went in to get a mole on my jawline removed and I was in and out in 10 minutes. Dr. Shroeder was so impressive.Erin K.
Dr. Susan SchroederSusan Schroeder MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with advanced, specialized, and formal fellowship training in Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. She is one of a select few in Colorado with this advanced level of training. Throughout her career, Dr. Schroeder has had a keen interest in ageless skin and maintenance on a scientific level. Before private practice, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus and pioneered the cosmetic dermatology and cosmeceutical division. Dr. Schroeder brings a wealth of knowledge to Colorado Springs from her years of expertise. She addresses all aspects of Dermatology, from skin cancers and acne to injectables, laser skin resurfacing and tumescent liposuction. Her skills are as good-as-it-gets. Dr. Schroeder evaluates the nuances and advancements that drive this market herself, and she never waivers from cutting-edge.
Preparing for Treatment
Repairing your earlobe will require local anesthetic in one of our comfortable treatment rooms. Once the ear is numbed, work can begin, and it takes, on average, around an hour to complete.
To repair a torn ear lobe, Dr. Schroeder will first “freshen” the edges of the torn lobe. removing a small amount of skin. She will repair the earlobe by reshaping and using very fine sutures so that you walk away with a normal and rounded earlobe that closely matches your natural ear shape.
Once work is completed on your ear, you will be able to immediately go home with a small pressure bandage in place. After 8-10 days, your sutures are removed. Once your earlobe has fully healed and the scar has softened, you can get your ear re-pierced (about 6 months).
You will keep the bandage/dressing in place overnight. It is best to keep the surgical site clean by gentle cleansing and applications of a barrier ointment throughout the day.