The act of stretching your earlobe is nothing new or shocking and actually originates thousands of years back with ancient tribes and civilizations using body modifications such as ear stretching as part of their culture, religion, to enhance their beauty and for traditional purposes.
In modern western culture it has become increasingly popular with people of all ages and genders to stretch their earlobes. Despite the popularity of the piercing they do sometimes come with some negative aspects. Many complain that they feel their job options are limited because of the piercing and some patients complain of keloid scarring caused by the stretching of the skin.
In most cases if the ear was not stretched significantly then many can just take the plug out and the stretched ear will gradually shrink back to its normal size. If the stretched ear is too large then there is a point of no return and because of this there has been a growing interest in tribal ear correction surgery.
Tribal Ear Correction surgery is the act of correcting your stretched earlobe. It is a relatively straight forward procedure however the key to getting a good result is to make sure you see a fully qualified plastic surgeon.
Despite the original cause of the problem being self-inflicted the act of correcting it is still a surgical procedure and as such great care needs to be taken to ensure you are in safe hands and you achieve your desired results.
There are two options for fixing stretched earlobes. If you have a hole with a small diameter you may only require a couple of stitches but if the earlobe has been stretched larger than 1.5cm then in order to create the natural ear shape again, excess flesh may need to be removed before they can be reshaped and stitched.
When choosing earlobe repair we cannot overstate the importance of you consulting with a qualified surgeon who has experience in these kinds of repairs. You should find out how many earlobe repair procedures they have performed and if there have been complications. You should also be asking what the aftercare entails and what follow-ups you should be expecting especially if anything was to go wrong.
Everyone has a different ear shape and their ears will stretch differently in the process which means you should only be using a plastic surgeon to restore your ears in order to achieve a natural shape again.
Here at The Private Clinic we have over 30 years in the aesthetics industry and we have come to know that little imperfections can become bothersome over time. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the best specialised Plastic Surgeons to work with us and provide our patients with the best care available.