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Earlobe Repair in Philadelphia 

What is earlobe repair?


Pierced earlobes can stretch, elongate, or split with time or from sudden trauma. Earlobe repair can remove the damage area, tighten earholes, and restore the look of your earlobe allowing for re-piercing.  Large holes and stretched earlobes from gauged earrings can be reconstructed to restore the earlobe’s natural appearance. A damaged earlobe may seem unattractive and unsightly. It can make you feel self-conscious and limit the jewelry your can ware.


How to prevent earlobe stretching or splitting?


Avoid wearing heavy earrings which can tear or elongate the holes.

If you must, don’t wear heavy earrings for an extended period of time.

Take your earrings out before going to bed.

Don’t wear earring that can be pulled when around small children.

Be cautious of earrings being caught or snagged on dresses or other clothing.

Avoid wearing earring while at the hair salon.

Don’t wear earring if you talk on the phone for long periods of time.


How are split earlobes repaired?


Most earlobe can be repaired in our office under local anesthesia in about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the defect. The earlobes are cleaned then numbed with local anesthic. The damaged area and excess skin are then removed. The earlobe tissue maybe rotated to correct any defect. The earlobe repair is then closed meticulously in layers to minimize scarring. Most split earlobe repairs heal with a fine scar that is barely visible. The ear can then be re-pierced once fully healed. 


What is the recovery time after earlobe repair?


Correcting torn, split or stretched earlobes is an office procedure and the downtime is minimal. Most patient can return to work the same day. Commonly, we repair earlobes during a patient's lunchbreak and they are able to work the rest of the day. Sutures are removed in 7-10 days. 


Can I re-pierce my ears after earlobe repair? 


Yes, you can certainly wear earring again! We typically wait 2-3 month before re-piercing after earlobe repair. 


How much does earlobe repair cost in Philadelphia?


The cost of earlobe repair depends on the defect and complexity of the repair. Earlobe repair prices start at $375 and up. We offer a variety of finance options. Refer to our financing page for further details. We also offer complimentary consultations where our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will discuss your goals and review your treatment options. Earlobe repair is typically considered a cosmetic procedure and usually not covered by insurance. 


Do split earlobes heal on its own?


Earlobes that have been torn or stretched will generally not go back to normal on their own. If there has been a sudden tear in the earlobe from trauma such as pulling, then some degree of healing will take place at the wound edges. However, it is unlikely that the healing process will produce a good cosmetic result. This can lead to a split earlobe. 


What is earlobe rejuvenation?


With age and sun damage the skin of the earlobe may thin leading to a wrinkly appearance. These changes can be reversed via earlobe rejuvenation adding dermal filler to add volume to the earlobe while correcting wrinkles.

We offer professional ear piercing and re-piercing. 

We also offer otoplasty, ear reduction surgery, and ear pinning.

Top Botox Provider in Philly

Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon, David Ehrlich, M.D. is a Certified Allergan Provider of Botox and Juvederm aesthetic products and has been selected as an Allergan Brilliant Distinctions provider. The Brilliant Distinctions Program allows us to offer to our patients discounts and special promotions throughout the year. We are also proud to be part of the Alle Rewards program from Allergan 

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Most Popular Botox Injection Areas 

Forehead ​

Horizontal forehead creases are considered one of the first signs of aging. Botox works to relax the muscles that cause these wrinkles to form.



Often called the "11'" lines, glabellar frown lines between the eyebrows can make you seem tired, angry or upset. Botox relaxes these muscles and makes it harder to pull your inner eyebrows down, softening or erasing these vertical frown lines.

Eyes and Crows Feet

Crow's feet or smile lines are small lines that extend from the corners of your eyes when you smile or laugh. Botox works to reduce the visibility of crow’s feet by relaxing the muscles that surround the corners of the eyes. This can also lift the lateral brow opening up the eye. 


When the mentalis muscle of the chin contracts it can cause excessive dimpling or a pebbly orange peel appearance of the chin. Botox is a great way to relax lines and dimples in the chin caused by over active muscles resulting in a smoother chin.

Lips and Mouth

Vertical lip lines, lipstick lines, or smoker's lines - Even if you never smoked you still can develop fine lines around the mouth from pursing your lips, aging, or sun damage.  In this area, Botox is often combined with hyaluronic-acid based dermal filler improve wrinkles around the mouth 

Jawline and Masseter 

Jawline slimming with Botox reduces a prominent or asymmetric jawline by weakening the masseter muscle which can become enlarged from chewing or when the teeth are clenched while sleeping. Weakening the master muscle reduces its bulk without having a major impact on biting or chewing.

Nose and Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are the fine lines that appear on either side of your upper nose when you smile, laugh, or scrunch up your nose. Treating the nasalis muscle with Botox help to soften and get rid of these bunny lines. 

Neck band or cords 

Platysma muscle bands of the neck treated with Botox relax and become less visible. Botox can also relax the platysma muscles at the jawline, creating a neck lift.

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Is Botox Right For Me?

Long does Botox take to work?

Expect to start seeing results 3-5 days after treatment with maximal effect talking 10-14 days. 

How long does Botox last?

Botox treatments usually last about four to five months. The effect wears off gradually. With long term use of Botox, patients maybe able to space out their treatments as they subconsciously learn not to use the treated muscles. 

What is the recovery time after Botox injections?

Patients can return to normal activity the same day. Often patients come during their lunch break and return to work immediately.  Patients are asked to refrain from strenuous activity or exercise until the following day. 

Does Botox hurt?

We use one of the smallest, highest quality needles on the market. Thinner than a human hair, these smaller needles are near painless, bruise less, and cause less tissue damage and swelling. These smaller needles tend to be slightly more expensive, but we think its worth it. 

At what age should I start Botox ?

Most people decide to investigate Botox in their 30's and 40's when they start to see fine lines and wrinkles setting in. It's becoming more popular for people in there 20s to start preventative Botox before wrinkles permanently damage the skin. Wrinkles develop from repetitive movement of the skin, by inhibiting or weakening muscle movement early, deep lines and etched in lines are prevented from developing in the future. 

How does Botox work?

Botox is a natural protein produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria. In very low doses, Botox is a type of neurotoxin which blocks the transmission of nerve impulses when injected into that muscle. This temporally weakens the muscle and relaxes the overlying skin improving wrinkles and lines. The effects of Botox ore typically limited to a small area around the injection site. 

Is Botox Safe?

Botox has been FDA approved since 2002. During this time it has proven to be extremity safe for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic treatments. 

How many units of Botox will I need?

The strength of your facial muscles plays a large part in how many units of Botox you will need. Men generally tend to have stronger facial muscles and tend to require more. We customize an individualize treatment plan for each patient according to treatment goals, strength of facial expressions, gender, and past Botox use. 


How much does Botox Cost?

The price of Botox varies depending on your individual needs and treatment area. 

Will I be charged for touch-ups?

Touch up treatments are complimentary if done within two weeks of your initial botox treatment.

When is the best time to get Botox before an event?

Planning a wedding? Attending the Oscars? Botox works great to combat squinting on a bright summer day or the paparazzi flashbulbs on the red carpet. If you are getting Botox for the first time, we definitely suggest that you do a "trial run" three to four months before the big day giving you ample time to wear off if you don't like the look. If you've had Botox in the past, we recommend a touch up two to four weeks before the big day. 


Can men get Botox?

Some patients may benefit from something other than Botox or filler, such as facelift or blepharoplasty, which may offer a longer lasting or more dramatic result. Also known as BroTox.

What's the difference between Botox and filler?

While botox relaxes muscles to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restlyne are used to "fill in" or "plump" areas of volume loss. Common filler treatment areas include restoring volume to the cheeks, under eyes, lips, chin, or jaw line. 

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are very similar in that they help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles beneath the skin. Both Botox and Dysport have the same active ingredient botulinum toxin A and overall same safety profile. There are some slight differences however, Dysport spreads to wider area and may take less time before seeing results. Typically, Dysport starts to work in 2-5 days compared to 5-7 days with Botox. These differences are not really enough to make a huge impact on which product you choose, it’s always best to speak to your plastic surgeon about which product is best for you. 

Treatment Area            Botox Units       Dysport Units 

Forehead Lines                    10 - 30                 30 - 90

Glabellar Frown Lines           10 - 25                 30 - 75

Crow's Feet                          5 - 15                 15 - 45


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Why choose Dr. Ehrlich for Botox Injections? 

Training and Experience Matter

All Botox and injectable procedures are done only by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Ehrlich, who has extensive training and experience.

We never employ "injectors", PAs, RNs, NPs, Dentists, Family Medicine, or Ob/Gyn doctors calling themselves "Cosmetic Surgeons." 

We purchase our Botox (and all our injectable products) directly from the manufacturers in the USA so you never have to worry that the product is fake, expired, or from an disreputable source.

As a Plastic Surgeon, I can offer alternative treatments or procedures that best fit your goals. Some patients may benefit from something other then Botox or filler which may offer a longer lasting or more dramatic result such as a facelift, neck lift, or blepharoplasty


Dr. Ehrlich did an excellent job repairing my torn earlobe. He patiently walks you through the entire procedure, making sure you are comfortable the entire time. Highly recommended."

Kristen - 5 Star Google Review

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