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Patient Notice Regarding COVID-19

Our patients, visitors, employees and family are our top priority at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc. At this time we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness consistent with the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while continuing to provide the highest level of medical care.

  1. We always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness.
  2. Hand washing is strictly followed and sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. If you have traveled in the past 14 days to countries with widespread transmission or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to any of these countries in the past 14 days, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  4. If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  5. If we notice that you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, we will reschedule your appointment.
  6. If your appointment is rescheduled for the above reasons and you are in need of immediate treatment, please call your family physician for advice and instructions.
  7. We request that you refrain from bringing visitors to your appointment unless they are needed to assist you.
  8. Nonessential visitors will be asked to wait in their car or outside of the office.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation

- Your team at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.

What is earlobe repair surgery?

Earlobe repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure that is designed to restore earlobes that have been damaged in any way. This customized procedure may be performed with different techniques, depending on what is required for each individual to achieve earlobe rejuvenation.

Earlobe restoration with Dr. Pontell

Regardless of how your earring injury came about, your earlobes can be repaired and restored by Dr. Pontell with a simple surgical procedure.

Dr. Pontell will begin with a consultation to assess the current condition of your earlobes. Based on the trauma, he will recommend which restoration method to use and design a surgical plan customized for you.

Earring accidents or other trauma

The earlobes can be split by earrings getting snagged or pulled by children. Other trauma to the earlobes, including dog bites or other accidents, can leave the earlobes ripped or damaged.

Ear gauges or earring holes

Ear gauges are purposely designed to stretch the earlobes. When they are placed, holes significantly larger than the small hole of earring piercings are created. Even after the gauges are removed, the holes remain, They will shrink over time, but the hole will not disappear, and the earlobe will be permanently altered.

Patients who would like to wear earrings again but can’t due to the gauge holes, or who would like to restore their earlobes to their original appearance, or who no longer want a piercing of any kind, can have their earlobes repaired.

What happens during earlobe repair surgery?

Torn earlobe surgery typically requires only a local anesthetic. The technique Dr. Pontell will use depends on how much tissue was lost and the nature of the earlobe injury. Dr. Pontell’s technique will follow the surgical plan he designs and customizes for you to address your specific needs, whether a wound needs to be closed, tissue redistributed, or the earlobe reshaped.

If hole repair is needed, Dr. Pontell will remove skin from around the hole and stitch the earlobe closed. For cases requiring more extensive reconstruction, Dr. Pontell may use a small flap to redesign and reconstruct the earlobe.

He will use absorbable sutures and specific suturing techniques to minimize scarring and leave the earlobe looking naturally and completely restored.

Am I a candidate for earlobe repair surgery?

Patients who have suffered earlobe trauma or would like to reshape and renew their earlobes are candidates for earlobe repair surgery in Philadelphia. Ideal candidates for earlobe repair should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health generally
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations about what earlobe repair surgery can achieve
  • Do not have a history of severe scarring
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