Surgical Procedures

Ear Lobe Repair

Piercing your ears puts the earlobes at risk for stretching, tearing, and keloid scarring (a benign growth on scar tissue). Because of their location, the tears are often split and are very visible. Earlobe repair surgery fixes the split and enables you to wear earrings again.

Who is a candidate?

People who have:

Torn earlobes or elongated piercing tracts may benefit from this procedure.

Intended Result

A torn earlobe will be repaired.

The scar from earlobe repair surgery is almost always imperceptible.

Procedure Description

Earlobe repair is a relative simple procedure.

To allow the lobe of the ear to heal back together, the surgeon cuts away the healed skin on the inside of the torn earlobe.

The fresh edges are sutured back together with very fine sutures.

Recuperation and Healing

Earlobe repair is a relative simple procedure.

To allow the lobe of the ear to heal back together, the surgeon cuts away the healed skin on the inside of the torn earlobe.

The fresh edges are sutured back together with very fine sutures.

Recuperation and Healing

Sutures are removed after seven days.

Note: Be careful not to have your ear re-pierced in the scar or just above the scar. The scar is weaker than the surrounding tissue so it will tear more easily. Have the new piercing done to the right or left of the scar.

Before & After

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