Split earlobe repair

Waterfront Hospital Edinburgh, Scotland

Split earlobe repair, medically known as lobuloplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to repair earlobes that have been split or stretched, often due to prolonged wearing of heavy earrings or accidental trauma. This procedure has gained popularity as a straightforward solution to restore the natural appearance of earlobes, catering to both aesthetic desires and practical needs.

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Split Earlobe Repair

    Local anaesthesia
    40 min
    Day case – walk in, walk out
    No time off work is required
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What the Procedure Involves

The split earlobe repair at Waterfront Private Hospital is a minimally invasive procedure that typically involves:

  1. Local Anaesthesia: To numb the area and ensure patient comfort.
  2. Excising the Skin: The surgeon carefully removes the skin lining the split to create fresh edges.
  3. Suturing: The fresh edges are meticulously sutured together to restore the natural shape of the earlobe.

This procedure is usually completed within an hour, allowing patients to return home the same day.

Benefits and Expected Outcomes

Patients who undergo split earlobe repair can expect:

  • Restored Appearance: A natural-looking earlobe with minimal scarring.
  • Enhanced Comfort and Confidence: The ability to wear earrings again and feel confident in the appearance of their earlobes.
  • Quick and Effective Solution: A straightforward procedure with immediately visible results.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

Ideal candidates for split earlobe repair include:

  • Individuals with split, stretched, or damaged earlobes due to earrings or trauma.
  • Those in good general health and with realistic expectations about the outcomes.

Risks and Considerations

The risks associated with split earlobe repair are minimal but can include infection, scarring, and slight asymmetry. At Waterfront Private Hospital, our expert surgeons take every precaution to minimize these risks and ensure optimal healing.

Aftercare and Recovery

Post-procedure care is straightforward, typically involving keeping the area clean and dry and applying an antibiotic ointment as prescribed. The sutures are usually removed after one week; full healing is expected within a few weeks. We provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and follow-up appointments.

Why Choose Waterfront Private Hospital Edinburgh?

Choosing Waterfront Private Hospital for your split earlobe repair means entrusting your care to a team of experienced cosmetic surgeons in a state-of-the-art facility. We are committed to providing personalised care, high-quality treatment, and comprehensive patient education, ensuring your experience with us is comfortable, safe, and satisfying.

Why Choose Waterfront Private Hospital Edinburgh?

Frequently Asked Questions About Split Earlobe Correction

How Much Does Split Earlobe Correction Cost in Scotland?

At Waterfront Private Hospital, our guide price for split earlobe correction is £895 per earlobe. This cost includes the full procedure, anaesthesia, and follow-up care. It’s important to note that prices may vary depending on the individual case and specific needs.

Can I Have Both Earlobes Repaired at the Same Time?

Yes, it’s common to have both earlobes repaired in a single session, depending on the extent of the damage and the patient’s preference.

Can Split Earlobe Correction Be Customised to My Specific Needs?

Each procedure is tailored to the individual’s unique earlobe condition and aesthetic goals. Our surgeons will discuss your specific needs and preferences during your consultation to ensure personalised treatment.

What Should I Expect During the Consultation?

During the consultation, our surgeon will assess the condition of your earlobes, discuss your desired outcomes, and explain the procedure in detail. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and express concerns.

Is There Any Downtime After the Procedure?

There is minimal downtime associated with split earlobe correction. Most patients can resume their normal activities soon after the procedure, although avoiding strenuous activities for a short period is advised to aid in healing.

Will I Need to Arrange for Someone to Take Me Home After the Procedure?

As the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, you should be able to go home shortly afterwards. However, arranging for someone to accompany you is always a good idea, especially if you have any concerns about your post-procedure comfort.

Can Split Earlobe Correction Fix Stretched Ears from Gauges?

Yes, split earlobe correction can also be used to repair earlobes that have been stretched due to gauges or plugs. The specific technique used may vary depending on the extent of the stretching.

How Long Does It Take to See the Final Results?

While you’ll see immediate improvements, the final results will be more apparent once the swelling subsides and the earlobes are fully healed. This typically takes a few weeks.

Will I Be Able to Re-Pierce My Earlobes After the Procedure?

Yes, you can re-pierce your earlobes after they have fully healed. We recommend waiting several months post-surgery and having the new piercing done in a slightly different location than the original to ensure the integrity of the earlobe.

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