Pictures of earlobe repair
Patient was concerned with her torn ear lobe. Over the years, earrings had slowly divided the lobe until only a small bridge of skin remained.
84 year old female
Operation: Jelly Roll Flap reconstruction earlobe
Surgery location: Hospital Operating Room (due to age and medical concerns)
Torn earlobe before earlobe repair
Torn earlobe before repair
There were places for 2 earrings in this earlobe. Only the lower one had torn.
Picture: Repair of torn earlobe
This picture is of the earlobe at the time of the repair. The white region is from adrenaline of the local anesthetic injected to numb the ear during surgery.
The sculpture requires removing the rounded edges of the defect and the small remaining bridge. Part of the tissues from the edge of the slit were folded into a jelly roll to line the new hole for her earrings. Repair without sculpture would have left a slot in the lobe.
This patient was on Coumadin blood thinner increasing the amount of bruising from what is normally seen.
7 days after earlobe repair
19 days after earlobe repair