Earlobe repair surgery fixes the split and enables you to wear earrings again.
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.
Who is a candidate?
Torn earlobes or elongated piercing tracts may benefit from this procedure.
A torn earlobe will be repaired.
The scar from earlobe repair surgery is almost always imperceptible.
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.
Recuperation and Healing
Sutures are removed after five 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.
Additional cosmetic procedures that would enhance the results are: