For An Unparalleled Experience With Earlobe Reconstruction Surgery – Serving Nashville, Green Hills, Belle Meade, Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Bellevue, Murfreesboro, Mount Juliet, Hermitage, Columbia & Clarksville, TN
Many patients at our plastic surgery office in Nashville, TN, seek help for earlobes that have been damaged or enlarged due ear gauging or trauma to the ear. Dr. Michael Burgdorf, our award-winning Nashville earlobe reconstruction surgeon can also repair stretched earlobes that are the result of wearing heavy, dangling earrings. Earlobe repair and/or reduction procedures are typically not long or painful, and they often have short recovery periods.
At our Nashville plastic surgery office, two general procedures for earlobe reconstruction surgery are used:
- MARGINAL EARLOBE EXCISION – The removal of the excess skin on the lower margin of the earlobe. This creates a smaller earlobe, and scarring is restricted to the lower edge of the ear.
- WEDGE EARLOBE EXCISION – A triangular shaped wedge of the earlobe is removed. This procedure creates a vertical scar on the earlobe.
Z Plasty, a plastic surgery technique that was developed to improve the appearance of scars, is also often used as part of the process of earlobe reduction. Z Plasty involves reshaping and minimizing deep and high-tension scars to make them less noticeable. In correcting large holes such as those left as a result of gauging, Z Plasty – combined with Dr. Burgdorf’s other repair techniques – minimizes notching of the earlobe and results in a natural-looking ear.
Some patients who visit our Nashville plastic surgery office for earlobe repair decide to have this procedure in conjunction with a facelift, as it lends an added positive aesthetic to the results of a facelift – particularly in older patients.
Call 615.567.5716 or use our online form to meet with Dr. Michael Burgdorf, Vitals.com’s “Most Compassionate Doctor” among Nashville plastic surgeons. Dr. Burgdorf will take the time to answer any questions you may have, and he will work together with you to determine the type of earlobe repair or reduction that is appropriate for your unique situation.
Come experience Music City Plastic Surgery! You will see we offer 5-star rated earlobe reconstruction surgery to patients in and around Nashville, Green Hills, Belle Meade, Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Bellevue, Murfreesboro, Mount Juliet, Hermitage, Columbia and Clarksville, Tennessee (TN).