An earlobe correction is a relatively minor procedure that we perform under local anaesthetic. We can shrink the earlobes and stitch and repair torn and stretched earring holes. We also bring protruding earlobes closer to the head.
- Easy correction of your earlobes
- Surgery under local anaesthetic
- Day treatment: home the same day
- Our plastic surgeons are affiliated with the Dutch Societies for plastic surgery NVPC and NVEPC
- Both male and female surgeons
- Your intake interview within two weeks
Before the procedure, we take a number of photos for your medical file. In this way, after the earlobe correction, we can most clearly see the result of the treatment. The plastic surgeon then marks the area and gives a local anesthetic. Injecting the anesthetic fluid sometimes gives a slightly burning sensation. The skin may swell a bit by injecting it and also temporarily turn pale in color. The area to be operated on is covered with a sterile cloth.
With a torn earlobe, we make a small incision and remove a piece of earlobe. The surgeon will burn any small bleeding vessels. He then stitches or glues the wound edges together and we cover the wound with a plaster.
Too large earlobe or earlobe reconstruction
A floppy and sagging earlobe often requires a complete overhaul of the earlobe in order to adjust the size and shape of the earlobe. In this case, the stitches and thus the scar will be at the bottom of the earlobe.
When it appears that a new earring hole is needed, the specialist will keep the earring holes open with a silicone tube that you wear in your ears for two weeks. After two weeks we replace this tube with an ulcer button. You take this earring stud with you to the check-up appointment, so that your specialist can replace the silicone tube with the stud.
You can go home about an hour after the procedure. Please note that you are not allowed to participate in traffic yourself, so make sure someone picks you up.
After the treatment, we cover the wounds with plasters. This is how we protect the treatment area. In most cases this is sufficient and there is no need to wear a headband. Keep the treatment area as clean as possible. This can be done with a specially designed plaster or tape. When we have sutured the wound, we remove the stitches a week later during the check-up appointment.
If you experience pain after the procedure, we advise you to take a painkiller. Make sure that you take paracetamol and not aspirin. Aspirin increases the risk of bleeding.
Do not expose the scars to the sun for the first six months. Ultraviolet rays are not good for the scars because they remain red for an unnecessarily long time. In addition, sun exposure can disrupt the pigment in the treated area, making the scar darker. It is best to cover the scars completely for the first three months after the treatment and apply a sunblock to the skin.
Some people heal better than others. Sometimes there is almost nothing visible of the scar after a few months. This depends on the skin type. An earlobe correction for aesthetic reasons is always at your own expense. The costs for this depend on the type of treatment we perform. Below is an indication of the costs. Would you like a complete overview of the treatment costs? Then ask the consultant for a quote.
|earlobe correction one earlobe||From € 600,-|
|Earlobe correction both earlobes||From € 800,-|
In most cases, the repair operation of a torn earlobe is not reimbursed by the health insurer. You must therefore pay the costs yourself. In some cases, the insurer will pay the costs, for example when there is a medical indication.
Risks and Complications
It is important to realize that any cosmetic procedure carries risks and complications. However, these complications are (very) rare with earlobe correction. Our professional cosmetic doctors limit the risks to a minimum. Some possible complications that can occur include:
- Blood accumulation under the skin
- Negative reaction to the anesthetic
- wound infection
- Sensitivity change of the earlobe
- Damage underlying structures
- Visible scars
- Dissatisfied with the result
If unexpected problems arise, for example when an ignition occurs, please contact us.