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Stretched and Torn Earlobes

Dr Belt has extensive experience in the repair of torn or stretched earlobes as a result of previous piercings that have pulled through the tissue in the earlobe.

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The Procedure

Dr Belt has extensive experience in the repair of torn or stretched earlobes as a result of previous piercings that have pulled through the tissue in the earlobe.

This is also the case where patients have used sizers and have stretched the earlobes excessively.

Each procedure is tailored to the nature of the defect.  The smallest defects can be reconstructed using a non-overlapping Z plasty technique.  The larger stretched defects or larger tears may require alternative flap repairs, for example a W plasty.

It is possible to get the ear repierced approximately three months after the repair is performed.

This surgery also attracts rebates both from Medicare and private health funds. Dr Belt will be happy to advise which procedure will be suitable for your particular condition.

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