Cosmetics

Ear Lobe Repair & Ear Keloids

Our office provides ear cosmetics treatments for several ear conditions, most notably ear keloids and ear lobe injuries. Read on to learn more about treatment options for these two conditions of the ear.

Ear Keloids

Keloids are epidermal (skin) scars that occur because the body over-heals itself. It is more common in people with darker skin pigmentation and can develop after even minor cuts, scratches, incisions, or piercings anywhere there is skin, including:

  • The face
  • The arms
  • The abdomen

You can see an example of a keloid below, as well as an image of the same patient after surgery to remove the keloid:

ear keloid

The removal of keloids should be done by an experienced surgeon. Dr. Rosario has removed countless keloids with excellent long-term results and never with extension of the keloid.

Treatments

There are numerous treatment options for the removal of ear keloids. Some of the most common include:

  • Compression
  • Injections
  • Excision, often in multiple stages

Generally, treatment begins with the more conservative non-surgical options. But if those fail, or the keloids are severe, surgery may be the best option.

Ear Lobe Repair

Ear lobes are often a source of trauma by piercings, weight and size of earrings, and accidental lacerations by ear jewelry being pulled on accidentally or intentionally. We offer the following forms of ear lobe repair:

  • Single stage in-office repair
  • Local anesthesia

Depending on mechanism of injury, some insurers may pay for a part of the repair.

Treatments

The treatments for ear lobe repair are often similar or identical to the treatments for ear keloids. Treatments may include all of the following:

  • Compression
  • Injections
  • Excision often times in stages

Insurance for Ear Cosmetics

Ear lobe repairs and ear keloid surgeries are often not covered by insurance. However, the vast majority of these surgeries can be done under local anesthesia and are carried out in our office so long hospital stays are unnecessary – which cuts down on costs.

If you are considering ear cosmetics, contact our office today to set up an appointment.