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Torn Earlobe Repair

New York NY Facial Plastic Surgeon

The earlobes are considered to be appendages of the ears, made up of a small amount of fatty tissue and soft skin. They give a “normal” appearance to the ears, and they serve the purpose of allowing women and men to wear earrings and other jewelry. The ears are most often pierced with a needle to allow for the posts of earrings to rest inside a tiny hole. If an earlobe is torn due to heavy jewelry or trauma, the split can be painful and unattractive. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a board certified facial plastic surgeon that is experienced in torn earlobe repair. This delicate procedure requires repairing damage and recreating the natural look of the earlobe.

Due to the extremely soft skin and fatty tissue that make up the earlobe, precise and delicate plastic surgery is required. It is often necessary to allow the separate pieces of the torn earlobe to heal before they can be sewn back together because of the soft nature of the tissues. Once the procedure is given the green light, delicate surgical repair techniques can be done as an in-office procedure.

A local anesthesia is applied to the ear, and once it is effectively numbing the earlobe the procedure begins. Fine suture threads are used to sew the earlobe back together. Depending on the size of the tear and the makeup of each individual earlobe, a straight line may be sewn or a zigzag line may be sewn to repair the earlobe. The most appropriate technique will always be used to support the surgical procedure and to minimize scarring. Patients are given an antibiotic ointment to apply to the area to promote healing and ward off infection, and the earlobe will be healed within a short amount of time. Patients are often relieved to learn that they can wear earrings again, but they must wait a minimum of eight weeks before having their ears pierced and only wear small studs for a few months. Heavy earrings should be avoided in the future due to the compromised strength of the soft tissues making up the earlobes.

If you are in the Manhattan area and need torn earlobe repair, Dr. Maurice Khosh is the surgeon that you can trust. Dr. Khosh has the specific ability to repair ears back to their natural beauty and health. Contact us today to learn more about torn earlobe repair.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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