Earlobe repair is a quick and effective cosmetic surgery procedure to correct ears stretched by tribal ear piercing (flesh tunnels) or split earlobes torn when normal earrings rip.
Considering Earlobe Repair surgery?
Split earlobe repair is a procedure that Kakkar Clinics provides for an earlobe which has torn entirely, as a result of overstretching or accidental tearing while wear earrings. Stretched earlobe repair is a surgical procedure for people with stretched earlobes as a result of a tribal ear piercing, also known as a flesh tunnel. Flesh tunnel repair surgery is performed in the same manner as split earlobe repair surgery, however it may take slightly longer. An incision is made in the earlobes and then stitched to repair the affected area. It is a relatively quick and simple procedure conducted under local anaesthetic.
How will it impact on your life?
When the earlobe is stretched to more than 8mm with a tribal ear piercing, it is unlikely that the hole will fully contract to its original size. This results in an abnormally shaped earlobe which is often difficult to hide with hair, especially for men with shorter hairstyles. If you feel your stretched or split earlobes are affecting your appearance, look, social life and career, you need to visit Kakkar Clinic today. Many of our patients have increased confidence in their appearance following surgery.
Is Earlobe Repair right for you?
Stretched earlobe repair surgery is performed under local anaesthetic and typically takes 20-30 minutes per earlobe. It involves removing the excess tissue and using fine internal and external stitches in the earlobe to create a normal shape.
Split earlobe repair with rotation flap is a technique which allows patients to safely and conveniently wear earrings two weeks post procedure instead of having to wait up to six months with the standard procedure. The length of this procedure takes between 30 -40 minutes per earlobe.
After your surgery
After your earlobe repair surgery there will be small scars on the ears which will at first be red, but will eventually fade to a pale silvery colour. After 4-6 months the earlobe should look almost completely normal with no obvious signs of the previous piercing. Ears can be re-pierced 6 months after the operation has taken place.
We always encourage people to do as much research as they can when considering cosmetic surgery so that they must aware about surgery procedure.
What is otoplasty Plastic surgery of ear?
Otoplasty, is a procedure by which we can improve the shape, position or contour of the ear.
Otoplasty can correct a deformity in the ear structure that is present since birth which becomes obvious with growth or it can treat ears deformities due to injury.
Otoplasty brings natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Even minor deformities correction can have profound changes to appearance and self-esteem.
In what cases ear surgery/ otoplasty done?
Macrotia- overly large ears
Bat ear/ cup ear/ lope ear deformity: Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees
Deformity due to previous ear trauma/surgery
Who are the ideal candidates for Otoplasty?
People who are good candidates for ear surgery are:
Physically healthy with no other significant medical problem or infection ear.
Realistic expectation of patient and their parents in child case
Generally 5 years old, or when a child’s ear cartilage is stable enough for correction
What are the complications and risks of ear surgery?
In healthy individual risk with this surgery is remote but in any surgical procedure it is customary to explain anticipated anaesthesia and surgical risk. So, these risks are-
• Bleeding/ Blood clots/ Infection
• Asymmetry/ Skin contour irregularities/ Unfavorable scarring
• Possibility of revision surgery
How are the results in otoplasty?
In ear surgery you can appreciate immediate results in protruding ears. The surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or well hidden within the natural creases of the ear.
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.
If protruding or unshaped ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
What ear surgery can treat?
Overly large ears — a condition called macrotia
Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a procedure to enhance facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also improve impaired breathing due to structural defects in the nose.
Which deformities can be corrected with Rhinoplasty?
Nasal tip deformity like i.e. enlarged or bulbous, hooked and drooping tip
Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
Broad Nose with wide nostrils
Visible humps or depressions on the nasal bridge
Deviated septum leading impaired breathing
Who is ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty?
The ideal candidate who has realistic expectation and positive attitude, who has completed his facial growth and physically healthy.
What is required for preoperative preparation for Rhinoplasty?
Routine blood test, Preanaesthesia check up
CT face if breathing difficulty
Stop smoking and medication which cause bleeding i.e. aspirin, herbal medicines.
What is postop protocol and how is recovery?
During postoperative period a splint and/or packing will be placed to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.
Swelling may come or go and more during morning hours for few months after rhinoplasty surgery.
What are the risks of Rhinoplasty?
In healthy adult the risks due to surgery is remote but there are mandatory to explain surgical and anaesthesia risk.
Bleeding, Infection, numbness, Poor wound healing or scarring,
Swelling and difficulty in breathing
Unsatisfactory nasal appearance
Possibility of revision surgery
Nasal septal perforation (rare)
When will Rhinoplasty results appreciated?
While initial swelling subsides in a few weeks, gradually you may be able to appreciate changes of your nose but final outcome may take up to a year for new nasal contour to fully refine. The results of rhinoplasty surgery will be long-lasting
What is a facelift/ Rhytidectomy?
A faceliftis a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The loss of youthful contours of face can be due to a various factors, like aging, heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress.
It is a restorative surgery; a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
What are the indications of face lift surgery?
Sagging in the middle of face
Deep creases below the lower eyelids, side of nose
Hollow looking face/ Fat has has disappeared
Loss of skin tone in the lower face which creates jowls
Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin or a double chin
Who are the facelift ideal candidates?
Healthy individuals with no medical illness which impair healing
who has positive outlook and realistic expectations
What are the facelift risks and complications?
Bleeding, Infection, swelling, Fluid accumulation, Poor wound healing and skin loss, skin numbness, Unfavorable scarring
Unsatisfactory results may include: asymmetry, unacceptable visible deformities, may need an additional surgery to improve results.
What is post operative protocol and recovery?
During your facelift recovery, a dressing might be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising once your procedure is completed.
Thin tubes may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin. Medication to be taken to get relief from pain, swelling and prevent infection.
When Facelift results are finally appreciated?
It may take a few months for swelling to fully subside and for incision lines to mature. Then visible improvements of a facelift appear and your face give a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.
What is nonsurgical face lift or thread lift?
This is office procedure or day care procedure done under local and regional anaesthesia. In this procedure barbed threads are used under skin to fix sagging face skin to temple.
What are the advantages of thread lift?
It is office based procedure, now anaesthesia risk and surgical risk and complication with minimal down time.
Dimple creation surgery is itself a fairly simple surgery and is commonly done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. You will be awake and comfortable during the entire dimple surgery process. Special arrangements can be made if you would rather be asleep for the dimple creation surgery. The dimple surgery takes about 20 minutes to perform and you can go home right away after the procedure. Usually normal activities can be resumed straight after the procedure. Implants are not used.