Aesthetics Department: Earlobe Rejuvenation
Tracey Hotta RN, BScN, CPSN

Plastic Surgical Nursing
March 2011 
Volume 31  Number 1
Pages 39 - 40
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Have you ever wondered what can be done for misshapen earlobes because of ageing, a congenital deformity, or a post surgical procedure? Now there is a simple solution for earlobe rejuvenation with hyaluronic acid dermal filler. The dermal filler may also be used to improve an ear-piercing hole that has become elongated from wearing heavy earrings. Earrings will sit in a better position by injecting small aliquots of the dermal filler around the hole to provide support.The technique for earlobe rejuvenation is low risk procedure if proper aseptic technique is followed. * Discuss procedure including the risk of bruising, swelling, prolonged erythema, discomfort; need for repeat injections to maintain results; duration of results varies among individuals. * Sign informed consent after a discussion with the supervising physician. * Photodocumentation to include notation of asymmetries. * Palpate the earlobe for any irregularities or nodules. * Cleanse area to be injected with an antiseptic

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