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earlobe repair before and after

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Torn Earlobes

Torn earlobe repair is a common procedures we perform. Our patients often present with a stretched earlobe or a complete tear of an earlobe that is caused by

  • an acute accidental pull on an earring,
  • a chronic pull by wearing earrings overnight,
  • wearing heavy earrings, or by
  • an ear piercing placed too close to the earlobe rim.

Less frequently, the stretch occurs intentionally due to gaugeing.

Ear lobes repair surgery is the art of repair of an earlobe to reestablish the proper appearance of the lobe with only a fine linear scar. During the procedure, the surgeon applies local anesthesia and removes a minute amount of tissue together with the scarred skin around the tear. This provides an even surface for re-approximation of the earlobe tissue. The wound edges are held together by several very fine stitches. A dressing is placed for about 24 hours and thereafter a thin wound covering remains. Stitches are taken out after one week.

Expected results:

  • While a simple tear will leave a fine linear scar, a more complex repair of a gauged lobe results in a fine Y or X shaped scar.
  • The new fine scar gains its full strength after about 4 weeks;
  • The repaired site will not have the strength of normal skin. Therefore, repiercing within the new scar is not recommended.
  • However, in most cases, repiercing may be performed at a slight distance to the new fine scar about 4 weeks after surgery.
Earlobe Repair Before and After in Philadelphia
earlobe repair before and after

Earlobe repair cost

The surgery cost is $375 for the simple earlobe repair and $600 for a gauge repair. Pre-procedure consultation is required. While the consultation is usually covered by insurance plans the surgery itself is not.

We also offer a professional repiercing for additional $25.

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