Piercing your ears puts the earlobes at risk for stretching, tearing and even a benign growth on scar tissue called keloid scarring. Additionally, because of their exposed location, earlobe tears are often split and are very visible. Earlobe repair surgery fixes the split and enables you to wear earrings again. It is recommended for people who have torn earlobes or elongated piercing tracts.
What is the procedure like?
Earlobe repair is a relatively simple procedure done in the office with local anesthesia. To allow the lobe of the ear to heal back together, the surgeon cuts away the healed skin on the inside of the long hole or torn earlobe. The fresh edges are then sutured back together. Sutures are removed after 5 days. Should you want to re-pierce your ears, we do that 6 weeks later, to the right or left of the scar, with special attention paid not to pierce the ear at the scar to prevent re-tearing.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
Earlobe repair surgery is not covered by insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Ear Lobe Injections
Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can be injected to rejuvenate the loose skin of the earlobes and make them firm. Make an appointment today.