Some women suffer from torn earlobes due to years of wearing heavy earrings, a child pulling on their earring, or simply catching earrings on something. Irrespective of whether the earlobe is torn partially or totally, it can be corrected. Earlobe surgery or repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure performed to restore the appearance of earlobes that have been torn or stretched due to ear tearing, trauma or piercing, including the insertion of ear gauges.
The torn earlobe repair surgery is relatively straightforward and is conducted under local anaesthetic at 111 Harley St. so there is no need to visit a hospital. Prices start from £1200, please note that this is because the repair itself will be performed by a double board certified plastic surgeon with a specialty in cosmetic facial surgery.
Why Have A Torn Earlobe Repair?
When the earlobe is stretched to more than 8mm with a tribal ear piercing, it is unlikely that the hole will fully contract to its original size. This can result in an abnormally shaped earlobe which is often difficult to hide with hair, especially for men with shorter hairstyles. If you feel that your stretched or split earlobes are affecting your appearance, social life and career, our surgical team can provide the solution.
If following surgery a fold appears, then injecting the lobe with dermal fillers such Restylane or Radiesse can solve the problem by filling any lines or depressions.
Although there may be slight scarring, patients are usually delighted with the results – both aesthetic and because they can resume wearing their favourite earrings.
After your earlobe repair surgery there will be small scars on the ears which may at first be red, but should eventually fade to a pale silvery colour. After 4-6 months* the earlobe should look almost completely normal with no obvious signs of the previous piercing. Ears can be re-pierced 2 months after the operation has taken place, providing they have healed well.
*Please note that this is an indicated recovery time and healing time are unique to each individual.