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Top New York plastic surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell is board certified in plastic surgery, emphasizing aesthetic / cosmetic surgery. One of the procedures he performs is torn earlobe repair in NYC.

Earlobe repair is usually done to repair torn, stretched or damaged earlobes, usually as a result of trauma or wear and tear from heavy jewelry.  If you are considering torn earlobe repair, this section will give you a basic understanding of the procedure.

Considering Torn Earlobe Repair

When earrings get snagged in clothing, pulled accidentally, or even yanked by a small child, the result can be a torn earlobe. Earlobes can also become stretched from the wear and tear of heavy jewelry, or earring holes can become gradually enlarged over time. If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your earlobes, or you have damage that makes it difficult to wear the jewelry you love, make an appointment with Dr. Antell to find out more about torn earlobe repair in NYC.

Earlobe Repair NYC

All Ear Surgery carries some uncertainty and risk

When earlobe surgery is performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor.  Nevertheless, as with any procedure, there are risks associated with torn earlobe repair, including the risk of infection.  Such infections are usually treated with antibiotics; rarely, surgery may be required to drain the infected area.

The Torn Earlobe Repair Procedure

Depending on your individual circumstances, torn earlobe repair in Manhattan can be performed immediately following an injury or delayed until the wound is healed and tissue is no longer inflamed.  The specific method of repair will depend on how much tissue was lost and the nature of your injury.  A variety of different techniques can be performed to close the wound, redistribute tissue, and reshape the ear to match your natural ear shape.  Torn ear lobe repair is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in Dr. Antell’s office using a local anesthetic.

Getting back to normal after Torn Earlobe Repair

After the earlobe repair procedure, most patients don’t need pain medication, although Dr. Antell will recommend an over-the-counter medication, if necessary.  In most cases, the only dressing needed is a thin layer of antibiotic ointment, and stitches are usually removed in about a week.  Dr. Antell will talk to you about specific post-procedure care instructions. 

How to get started?

Dr. Antell and his staff will be happy to discuss torn earlobe repair with you.  Please call for a private consultation or schedule an appointment online at our office.


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has created unprecedented circumstances for our community. Our practice has been paying close attention to the guidelines put in place by the government and the CDC and we want to reassure you that, as always, your health and well-being is our primary concern.

With this in mind, we would like to offer virtual consultations to patients. To schedule a virtual consultation, please click here or call our office at (212)-988-4040.

Please know that we are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and doing our part to make sure that you are protected.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. Our preventative measures include:

  • Fully training all staff members to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • Asking all staff, vendors and ancillary personnel to refrain from coming to the office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Asking every patient to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms and inquiring about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing, as this continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is something that we have always constantly done, we are now doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Constantly sanitizing all surfaces (which we have always done as an accredited facility). However, we have now increased this routine and are wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities multiple times each day.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this country even better than it currently is. We are closely monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will update our practice’s guidelines as needed to protect our patients.

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