Photographs of torn ear lobe repair
Patient was unhappy with her torn ear lobe. One tear occurred about 8 years ago, the other one 10 years ago.
26 year old female
Operation: Double Slit reconstruction earlobe
Location Surgery: Bermant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center (Office Operating Room)
Before repair of torn ear lobe
7 days after torn ear lobe repair
Sutures were removed 7 days after surgery. This early photograph shows how early the torn ear lobe reconstruction looks acceptable.
Photograph: Just after repair of torn ear lobe
This picture is of the earlobe at the time of the repair. The white region is from adrenaline of the local anesthetic injected to numb the ear during surgery.
The sculpture requires removing the rounded edges of the defect and the small remaining bridge. Part of the tissues from the edge of the slit were folded into a jelly roll to line the new hole for her earrings. Repair without sculpture would have left a slot in the lobe.