New York City earlobe repair

-Do you have a torn or stretched earlobe?
-Do you want to be able to wear earrings again?
-Do you want a plastic surgeon to repair your earlobe?
*Most earlobes can be repaired in the office under local anesthesia!

Starting at $900 per earlobe or $1,500 for both earsCall 212-772-1417 to schedule a consultation

Will insurance cover earlobe repair?

While your specific policy will dictate your coverage, health insurance will potentially cover earlobe repair if the earlobe acutely torn due to trauma.If the earlobe has stretched or torn slowly over the course of many years, this would unlikely be covered by your insurance and would likely be deemed elective or cosmetic.

More earlobe repair questions and answers below

Why do earlobes need repair?

The most common reason that earlobes require repair are from wearing heavy earrings over a long period of time. Earlobes that area pierced too close to the edge can also need repair. Earlobes that rip from trauma to the ear or pulling of an earring may also require or benefit from more urgent repair.

Can earlobes with gauges be repaired?

The short answer is yes, earlobes that have been dilated with gauges can be repaired. In general, these are the most difficult earlobes to repair.

Will I have a visible scar after my earlobe repair?

Anytime you cut the skin, you will have a scar. The key is having a well approximated scar that has the best chance to heal. If the stretched earlobe is small, the edge of the earlobe can sometimes remain without a scar. For very stretched out earlobes or torn earlobes the scar may need to extend to the edge of the earlobe.

When can I get my ears re-pierced?

It is important to allow your ears time to heal prior to re-piercing your earlobes. Typically, 6 weeks or later is allowed from the time of repair to the time that the ears can be re-pierced.

Can I reduce the size of my earlobes?

Yes, you can reduce the length of your earlobes. With age, the earlobe grows and/or stretches. Shortening the earlobe can make a subtle but significant change to facial balance and overall appearance.

How long is an earlobe repair procedure?

This procedure is typically performed in the office under local anesthesia. Once the ear is numb, the surgeon may take 15-30 minutes per earlobe to excise excess tissue and carefully close the incision.

What should I expect the first week after a earlobe repair

You will likely have some discomfort of the earlobe but this is generally minimal. You will likely have sutures that need to be removed in 5-7 days after the procedure. You should ask your surgeon if you are allowed to exercise or swim in the immediate post operative period - generally, light exercise is acceptable.

How much does earlobe repair in NYC cost?

Earlobe repair in New York City can range in price. For a plastic surgeon to perform the repair, the price can be several thousand dollars or more. We are currently running a promotion starting at $900 per ear or $1,500 for both ears depending on the complexity of the repair.

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