Piercing an earlobe places it at risk of tearing.
The amount of stretching of the earlobe opening depends on the size, style and
weight of the earrings you wear. The larger, dangle style earrings can easily
catch on clothing or be grasped by a child resulting in a partially or
completely torn earlobe. Our doctor can repair a torn earlobe in our office
using a local anesthetic. Torn and elongated ear lobes can be repaired with a
minor surgical procedure. Most torn ear lobes can be repaired by simply taking
out the edges of the tear and repositioning the new edges evenly and allowing
them to heal in place.
Elongated, and misshaped earlobes can shortened or
reshaped to provide a more attractive, youthful appearance. A filler injections
make thin earlobes thicker and more resistant to tears in the
How long is recovery?
A little antibiotic ointment is applied and tiny
amount of drainage from the wound is to be expected. We will remove any sutures
in 1 - 2 weeks after your earlobe repair procedure.
How soon can I wear earrings after
Wait about three months or until your scar is soft
before you get your lobe re-pierced. Then wait another three months after
surgery before wearing earrings.
To schedule your earlobe repair contact our office