What is Ear Lobe Surgery?
An earlobe surgery or Loboplasty is used to correct undesirable earlobe shapes on both adults and children. The treatment can take up to 45 minutes for a simple correction with an extensive procedure lasting just over an hour is cartilage is affected.
The Ideal Candidate
There are many factors that can cause an undesirable earlobe shape, genetics, trauma and aging all contribute to stretching the earlobes. The ideal candidate would be in generally good health and have realistic expectations of the outcome. Candidates for this surgery are:
- Misshapen or stretched earlobes
- Torn or lacerated earlobes
- Irregularly shaped ear lobes known as Coloboma Lobuli.
- Severely asymmetrical due to genetics or trauma
- Thick earlobes
- Stretched due to body piercing with gauges or tunnels
How Much Does Ear Lobe Surgery Cost?
Before any surgery can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the surgeon will assess the patients needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
- Duration of procedure
- Duration of your hospitalisation recovery
- Additional procedures required
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price:R30 000 – R40 000)
This number includes anesthesia and operating room fees. However, the total cost of your treatment will depend on your individual needs and goals. A number of factors will influence the final total of your procedure.
Ear Lobe Surgery Before & After
Ear Lobe Surgery Recovery
This minimally invasive procedure does not involve a lengthy recovery period. After a few days, the patients bandages and sutures are removed. Patients are advised to avoid vigorous activity and touching the lobes for a few weeks. Re-piercing your ears have to wait until you have completely recovered, about a month or two.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
Although the surgery is generally a safe procedure, patients should be aware of the potential problems associated with the surgery. Scarring is barely visible for this procedure however for split ears the scar might run up the length of the ear.
Temporary Side Effects
After undergoing the surgery, the patient may feel all or none of these very normal and common side effects:
- Bruising and swelling
- General discomfort
Other Possible Side Effects
Like all medical procedures, the risk of complications increases when proper aftercare treatment is not followed. These complications include:
- Numbness, which can be permanent
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.