Earlobe Repair

Earlobe repair is a procedure intended to fix earlobes that have been damaged due to injury, the use of oversized earrings over time, or changes in the ear due to age.

You may choose to have an earlobe repair procedure if you have:

  • A split or torn earlobe
  • An elongated ear piercing site
  • Stretched earlobes due to gravity and earring wear
  • Keloid formation
  • Overly large earlobes

Earlobe Reduction

Earlobes come in all shapes and sizes. That includes overly large lobes. While this is of no medical concern, it can be the source of low self confidence. In order to reduce large earlobes to a comfortable size, both the structure of the ear and the goals of the patient are taken into account. The main goal is to have earlobes that appear natural. The procedure for reducing earlobes takes approximately 1 hour and is conducted with local anesthesia. Post operative healing takes approximately one week and pain, if any, is well controlled with over-the-counter medication or prescription-strength pain medication.

Gauged Earlobe Repair

People have been gauging earlobe piercings for some time now. They do this by stretching the holes in their earlobes so they can fit round spacers in their ears. Cosmetically, this elongates the lobe and leaves a large hole in it, often resulting in damage to the earlobe tissue. Unfortunately, some piercings destroy the tissues, causing irreparable harm. In other cases, the damage can be repaired.

Stretched Hole Earlobe Repair

Stretched earlobe holes are similar to gauged earlobe holes. Stretched earlobe holes happen when the earlobe is weighed down by heavy earrings or when earrings are pulled when they get caught on things. The ideal way to fix stretched earlobe holes is to close the piercing completely. Surgeries to close the piercing take less than one hour per ear and will heal in roughly one week.

Split Earlobe Repair

Another complication caused by heavy earrings or earring pulls is split earlobes. Heavy earrings or accidental pulls on earrings can result in an elongation of the piercing site. The small post or hook that enters the ear can slice downward on the piercing, causing it to become slit shaped. This can result in a partial split earlobe, which is essentially a long, thing piercing, or it can result in a full split, which pulls through the bottom of the earlobe.

Dr. Namazie can help with any of the above earlobe procedures. Reach out today to schedule your appointment!