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Failed Stretched Earlobe Repair Surgery- Surgery gone wrong


Hi I had surgery for stretched earlobes that I was very unhappy with and I need a second opinion: 1. The doc says to leave my misshaped ear lobe alone and it will reshape itself to match the other ear over time. . 2. He's also saying it takes 6 months to 1 year to "safely" correct their own error. (if there is one.) Is this true? PLEASE HELP

Thanks so much.


You had a stretched ear lobe. That by itself creates a major deformity to the ear lobe. To correct that and match the other normal ear lobe is practically impossible. You need to have a second opinion in person examination and discuss your options and realistic expectations.


 Yes, it can take several weeks (4 to 6) to see the final appearance of your ear lobe following your surgery. If you are still dissatisfied after that period of time consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS for a second option.  Best,


Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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