Earlobe repair

A procedure designed to repair torn earlobes

Plastic surgery to repair a torn earlobe is a frequent occurrence. Piercing an earlobe puts it at risk to tear. The size, style, and weight of an earring can contribute to the stretching of the earlobe opening. Large earrings that dangle can be caught in clothing and may result in a partially or completely torn earlobe.

Repair of a torn earlobe involves a procedure that consists of “freshening” the edges of the split and placement of sutures to complete the repair of the earlobe. In most pierced ears, the pierced hole gradually enlarges over time. If it tears, the final tear is usually just through a tiny piece of tissue at the bottom of the lobe.

Depending on the deformity, reconstruction can take different forms and your physician will determine the best method for repair.