Interested in Earlobe Reconstruction?
We offer a large range of earlobe alterations including: repairing torn lobes, size reduction, reshaping, reversal of stretched lobe and piercing closure to name a few!
Along with more basic repairs and alterations, we specialise in the reconstruction of stretch lobes in all sizes.
We understand that there are many reasons why closing stretched ears may be needed, and unlike some clinics, there is no judgement here! We specialize in both making lobes bigger and making them smaller. We know the dedication and care that stretching involves and understand that for some, closing their lobes can be an emotional process.
Heavy Jewellery Damage
Wearing heavy earrings often creates unsightly splitting and deep crease, thinning lines in the earlobe. Prolonged wear of heavy earrings in thin gauges and incorrect support of the jewellery will always enlarge the piercing placement, lowering the position of the earring and increasing risks of a complete tear. It is important to have this corrected sooner than later. To correct an enlarged piercing passage is a simple procedure with minimal risks. It will not effect your ability to re-pierce the lobes and will allow you to keep your natural shape. A complete tear from prolonged splitting involves a more complex procedure to reshaping the lobe as the surrounding tissue has been damaged over time, too.
There are many ways people have an earring tear through; from snagging on a jumper, to a young child grabbing an earring. In any case, it is fixable. As a tear through is often a fast disconnection, the surrounding tissue is still healthy and full, allowing for better healing conditions and a more seamless result. Often people think they should have this fixed right away, however this can result in multiple procedures being needed for a natural shape as the lobe will be swollen from the trauma, preventing accurate reconnection of tissue. In most cases, it's best to wait 2-3 weeks for all inflammation to be gone and the lobe to be healthy once more. In the event of a tear, seek professional assistance. We will do a video on this in the future for more information.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. The earlobes show this by starting to droop, looking enlarged. A correction can give back a more youthful image to the ears and allow piercings to be elevated to a safer position on the ear. This will also aid in reducing the risk of a complete tear through the lobe should they be pre pierced.
Fake Earrings and Crushed Earlobes
While some people think clip on earrings are a thing of the past, they - like most things in life - have been updated to newer designs with the use of magnets. As a result of long term use, they create pressure on the lobe, crushing the tissue and restricting blood flow, making the earlobes look abnormal and deformed.