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Failed Stretched Earlobe Repair Surgery- Surgery gone wrong

Q:

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.

A:

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.

A:

 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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