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What is an earlobe fistula?

Earlobe fistulas are a common problem in patients with pierced ears.  Over time the piercing site can stretch and enlarge.  This can make it hard to wear your favorite earrings.  If left unattended it can result in a tear or split of the earlobe. appearance of the ear with repair or reduction. But first, let’s talk about earlobe fistulas and what can be done to treat them.

Preventing earlobe fistulas or tears

  • Avoid heavy earrings
  • Don’t sleep in earrings
  • Use proper backings
  • Discontinue earrings if infected or irritated

Reparing earlobe fistulas or torn earlobes

This is an easy procedure performed in office under local anesthesia.  Drive yourself in and home that day.  Sutures stay in for 7 days.  The new piercing can be done in 8 weeks.

What other conditions can be treated at Krueger Aesthetics?

In addition to treating earlobe fistulas, Dr. Ronald Krueger and his team also provide other surgical treatments for the ear. This includes split earlobe repair and earlobe reduction surgery.  Dr. Krueger also can perform otoplasty or ear pinning surgery. 

How do I learn more about earlobe treatment services at Krueger Aesthetics?

Mukilteo, WA area patients interested in learning more about otoplasty and other services provided at our office are welcome to call (425) 347-9999 for an appointment. Our facility is conveniently located in Mukilteo, WA, at 828 2nd Street, and serves patients in the surrounding communities of Everett, Snohomish County, and Whidbey Island.