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(310) 998-5533 Torn Earlobe Repair Los Angeles - Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

What are some reasons to correct torn earlobes? Los Angles plastic surgeon


Torn earlobe repair or split earlobe repair is a common outpatient surgical procedure performed in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office.  Torn earlobes are usually caused over a lengthy period of time but may occur more acutely during trauma.  Once the torn earlobe has crossed the rim of the earlobe, correction is a necessity as there is usually no spontaneous healing of the split earlobe.  There are many reasons that split earlobes or torn earlobes occur, including an acute care in the earlobe caused from pulling of earring, a chronic pulling of the earlobe piercing with heavy earrings, an ear piercing that is poorly performed or located close to the earlobe rim.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a cosmetic plastic surgeon practicing in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills and provides expertise in the management of split earlobes and earlobe tears.  The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthetic.  Dr. Karamanoukian generally administers the local anesthetic approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to surgery. 


Split earlobe repair is performed by removing the epithelialized segments of the tear and reapproximating the healthy tissue using specialized absorbable sutures.  There is minimal recovery after an earlobe tear and the patients are able to return to work as early as a same day of surgery.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and can help you achieve your desired outcome with split earlobe repair.  Scar revision techniques are an important aspect of our cosmetic surgery practice and Dr. Karamanoukian will assure that your surgery is performed in a safe and efficient manner.  If you have questions about earlobe tears, please call Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator who can help you arrange a consultation for split or torn earlobes.  Please call 310-998-5533 to schedule an appointment for earlobe revision.

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