Dr. Gerut is an expert at treating earlobes that are thin, sagging, damaged by trauma or wearing heavy earrings, or unattractive due to regrettable piercings. Earlobe repair procedures are performed in Dr. Gerut’s Long Island plastic surgery office under local anesthesia and, if necessary, IV sedation.
Thin or sagging earlobes can be treated with injections of filler, such as Juvéderm®, or fat. Earlobes that have been damaged by trauma, heavy earrings or piercing can be surgically repaired.
Recovery from an earlobe repair is usually rapid, requiring only ice packs for the day of the procedure, and perhaps the day after.