1.The earlobes are appendages of the ears made of soft skin and a small amount of fatty tissue.
2.The earlobes serve women and men as popular locations for jewellery.
3.The earlobes are pierced to fit various forms of ear ornaments
4.Excessive weight or trauma can easily overcome the strength of the earlobe tissues leading to a tear in the gentle earlobe tissues
5.This split may be unattractive and renders the earlobe unusable for most ornaments.
6.Most torn earlobes can be effectively and safely corrected using delicate surgical repair techniques.
7.The procedure is routinely performed in the office under local anaesthesia with
8.After planning and marking, a small amount of local anaesthetic is injected
9.For the repair of the earlobe, the healed and scarred aspects of the tear require removal.
10.Repair is then performed in a straight line or in a zigzag manner
11.The most appropriate technique will be discussed with the patient and depend on the specific location of injury and anatomy of the earlobe
12.Fine suture materials are used to support the repair and to minimize scaring.
13.Small amounts of antibiotic ointment are applied at home for a few days ensuring cleanliness.
14.The healed earlobe has usually a barely visible pencil-fine scar
15.The healed ear lobe can be pierced after a period of 8weeks
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