June 22, 2016
While not given a great deal of credit, the ears are necessary appendages of the face that give symmetry to the facial appearance. Often, the ears are not given much attention unless they are malformed, misshapen, or injured. The earlobes can undergo damage that splits the tissue and causes damage that is unable to repair itself on its own. Torn earlobe repair requires the delicate hands of a plastic surgeon in order to repair the tear with minimal scarring. The earlobes are constructed of very soft skin and fatty tissue, making them easily susceptible to damage. Excessive weight from jewelry and trauma can easily overcome the strength of the earlobe, making it necessary for reconstructive repair to be done.