According to The Aesthetic Society (theaestheticsociety.org), there were approximately 32,000 earlobe repair or reduction procedures performed in the year 2020. Ear surgery continues to be a surgery requested by patients who may have deformities or changes to the ears or earlobes that require cosmetic procedures to resolve. For example, patients who have torn or stretched earlobes from earrings or large gauges may consider this treatment, along with individuals who might have protruding ears. These patients will often benefit from ear pinning. Regardless, ear surgery can be performed by Dr. Jessica Belz and her team in San Antonio, TX.
What happens during earlobe repair, reduction, or ear pinning?
The type of procedure being performed will change depending on the patient’s unique needs. Patients with stretched or torn earlobes will require a different procedure than a patient who needs to bring the ears close to the scalp. During a consultation appointment and initial evaluation, Dr. Jessica Belz will evaluate a patient and determine what type of surgery is needed. She walks patients through the process so they have a full understanding of the scope of the procedure. Ear pinning often removes excess skin and cartilage from behind the ears to bring the ears back and reduce protrusion, while tears and stretches of the earlobe often require the removal of stretched skin and suturing to repair the area.
What is the recovery time needed for ear surgery?
The extent of the procedure will dictate the amount of time a patient will need to take off of work, school, and social activities to allow the area to heal properly. Aftercare instructions are given to patients, and follow-up appointments are advised to monitor the recovery.
How do I learn more about ear surgeries?
Dr. Jessica Belz of San Antonio, TX is pleased to offer ear and other facial procedures for patients to consider in improving their appearance. If you live in the community and want to speak to a provider about the options available to you for facial and body enhancement, call the office at (210)497-7100 and visit her at 207 West Sunset Road. The office is conveniently located and accepts new and returning patients for facial and body procedures.