Ear Lobe Repair Overview

Earlobe repair is a type of plastic surgery procedure used to correct torn or stretched earlobes. The procedure can restore the natural shape and contours to the ear, achieving a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Earlobe repair is typically performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting, with recovery usually taking just a few days. Results are usually permanent, with minimal scarring. Many people seek earlobe repair due to the effects of age, stretching from heavy earrings, or an injury such as torn ear-piercings. It is a relatively simple procedure that can dramatically alter the appearance of your ears and enhance confidence in your overall look. Earlobe repair can also be combined with other procedures, such as a neck lift or Blepharoplasty.


The stretched ear lobe is a common condition resulting from the repeated wearing of heavy jewelry or other objects in the ear. It can also be caused by trauma, such as a blow to the ear, piercings that are too large for the hole, and infections that cause inflammation. Additionally, some people may stretch their ears deliberately using weights or plugs to achieve a certain look. Regardless of the cause, stretched ear lobe can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing condition. In severe cases, it can also lead to infection or the development of scar tissue.

What does a Ear Lobe Repair procedure entail?

Ear lobe repair surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The procedure typically takes less than an hour to perform and involves removing the excess tissue and repairing the edges of the earlobe with sutures. Depending on the size and complexity of the tear, different techniques may be used to fix the earlobe. For minor tears, sutures may be used to bring the edges of the tear back together and dissolvable stitches may be used to minimize scarring. For larger or more complex tears, skin grafting may be necessary to repair the tissue.

What is the recovery for a Ear Lobe Repair ?

The recovery period for an ear lobe repair typically lasts one to two weeks. Initially, it is important to keep the area clean with mild soap and warm water to help prevent infection. During this time, it is also important to avoid activities that might cause further damage such as sleeping on the side of the repaired ear or wearing tight headbands. Once the wound has healed, it is important to follow any instructions regarding the care of the repaired ear lobe. It is also important to be mindful of jewelry choices. Heavy studs and dangly earrings should be avoided, and it is best to avoid wearing earrings for a few weeks after the procedure. It is important to monitor the healed area of your ear lobe regularly in the weeks and months following repair surgery.

Am I a good candidate for Ear Lobe Repair?

Ear Lobe Repair is suitable for anyone who has split or torn earlobes, either from jewelry catching or pulling on them or as a result of natural aging. It may also be beneficial for those who have stretched earlobes due to wearing heavy jewelry or plugs.

Learn More About a Ear Lobe Repair

If you are considering a Ear Lobe Repair to improve the appearance of your facial aesthetics, reach out to our practice today. During a consultation, you can learn more about the procedure and determine if it's the best option for achieving your desired results. Our team can also discuss available financing options to help you cover the cost of your cosmetic surgery. Contact us today to get started!


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Sugar Land, TX 77478