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Torn Earlobe Repair

Torn ear lobes often result from long-term use of heavy earrings or from trauma when the earring is ripped through the lobe, leaving the ear lobe in two pieces. The good news is that this can be repaired as an outpatient office procedure, stitching the lobe carefully back together, and after healing, earrings can be used again. Dr. Joseph Rousso offers exceptional ear surgery results for those needing ear lobe repair due to torn or disfigurements at our office in New York City.

Ear piercings are the cause of many deformations to the ear lobes. Heavy earrings and pressure from talking on the phone or sleeping with the earrings left in can stretch the hole in the lobe. As the lobe stretches, the cartilage becomes thinner and eventually can tear. Earrings can also be caught or grabbed, pulling through the lobe and ripping it into two pieces. Another deformation is keloid scar development on the ear lobe from an infected ear piercing. Dr. Rousso offers correction for all these issues that piercing can cause to the ear. Many of these repairs can done in our office as an outpatient procedure.

Gauge Ear Lobe Repair

The large gauges that are worn in ear lobes can leave them with big holes that are very noticeable. Those individuals that no longer want to wear gauges in their ears are left with deformed ear lobes that can be embarrassing. Unlike torn ear lobe repairs, gauge holes cannot simply be sewn back together; the lobe would look deformed. However, Dr. Rousso is a talented facial plastic surgeon that can repair the ear lobe, replacing the tissue lost due to the gauge and reforming the shape of the earlobe for a natural appearance.

If you have a torn ear piercing or a gauge ear piercing you want repaired, contact our office in NYC to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rousso.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
  • Dr. Rousso took his time and answered all of my questions or concerns. S. S.

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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.