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Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair

Plastic surgery to repair a torn earlobe is a frequent occurrence.

Piercing an earlobe puts it at risk to tear. The weight of large/heavy earrings can contribute to the stretching of the earlobe opening over time. Earrings that dangle can be caught in clothing and may result in a partially or completely torn earlobe. Torn or elongated earlobes can be repaired with a simple surgery to not only fix the earlobe, but also to strengthen it.

What is earlobe repair

Ear lobe repairs are performed when the ear-ring hole has become stretched or torn. The cause may be accidental or may be related to wearing excessively heavy ear-rings.

What are the risks of earlobe repair

Infection is the biggest risk with Ear lobe repair. If the stitches become infected, they may become inflamed, painful and lumpy. Under these circumstances, the stitches will need removal.

How is ear lobe repair performed

Local anaesthetic is injected with a very fine needle. The damaged ear-ring holes are completely cut out. The resulting hole in the ear lobe is repaired using fine stitching on the front and the back of the ear lobe. Stitches are removed after one to two weeks.

How long it will take

Treatments take about 30 minutes.