Torn Earlobe Repair
Have you had an earring pull through your earlobe?
Women and men have worn earrings since ancient times. The weight and size of an earring can contribute to enlargement and stretching of the pierce-hole. Large earrings can become caught on clothing or pulled by a child, and can tear through the lower border of the earlobe, leaving an unsightly split or notch. This is a common occurrence
The Quick Facts
What Are We Treating: Split or torn earlobe, or elongated pierce hole
Goal of Treatment: Restoring the earlobe to normal
Duration of Treatment: 30 minutes
Return to Daily Activities: Immediate
For A Winning Result You can have the earlobe pierced again about six weeks after the repair
Try to avoid large heavy earrings
How is it Done?
Dr. Mendes performs repair of torn earlobes under local anesthesia as an ambulatory procedure, under local anesthesia. The edges of the torn earlobe are “freshened”, brought together, and sutured.
Does it Hurt?
Once local anesthetic is administered, the procedure can be performed painlessly. Most patients do not need any pain medicine after the procedure.
Antibiotic ointment and a small dressing are placed following surgery. The sutures are removed approximately one week following the procedure. The ears can pe re-pierced approximately six weeks following the repair.