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Know More About Earlobe Repair

Earlobes can get torn or damaged due to a trauma, a pulled earring, a facelift surgery, gauged earlobes or even due to old age. Although you can change your hair style or wear a scarf to hide your torn ear lobes, you would definitely want to repair them at some time or the other. Today, technology has made it really simple and easy to get your ear lobes repaired. A short procedure that can be carried out under local anesthesia, in the office of a surgeon or dermatologist, can help you get your ear lobes back to how they were before the damage. You can even get them pierced again after a few weeks.

Causes of Torn Ear lobes


  • Wearing heavy earrings for long periods of time
  • Robberies
  • Unfortunate accidents
  • Children pulling the earrings of adults while playing

The most common reason for torn or elongated earlobes is prolonged wearing of heavy earrings. It may take quite some time or even years for your ear lobes to elongate or tear.

Treatments for Earlobe repair:

Repairing a torn earlobe is a simple procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. It requires the removal of the skin that lines across the tear in order to create a raw edge that can be rebuilt. Depending on your deformity, your surgeon will use the right technique which could be one of these:

  • Simple Layered Closure Technique: This technique is generally used in case of a traumatic avulsion. The raw edges are brought together and then sutured
  • Z-Plasty technique: This is generally used in case of weakened skin tissues that pose as a hindrance when it comes to providing support for future re-piercing.  Here, your earlobe tissues are re-arranged in order to cause the healthy tissues and scars to be re-distributed in order to provide extra support for future placement of earrings.
  • Flap repair: In this technique the flap of the earlobe is repaired so as to allow the placement of a light stud and remove the defect.
  • Suture-less method: Here the edges of your earlobes are approximated and a surgical glue is applied to your ear lobes. The procedure is absolutely pain-free. However, the results are temporary.

After Care:

A dressing is applied to the wound that needs to be maintained dry and clean for the next 3 to 4 days. You need to apply a topical antibiotic for one week after the procedure. You may have to go for a follow-up session after about a week in order to get your sutures removed. It might take about two to three weeks for the wound to heal completely. However, it is advisable not to get your ear lobes re-pierced at least for a period of six weeks after the procedure.

Risks & Side Effects:

The earlobe repair procedure is a very simple and straight-forward one. If you have chosen a well-experienced and qualified doctor, you will not come across any side effects other than mild swelling and redness. Even these symptoms should go away in a few days. If you are facing too much of pain, your doctor might prescribe a painkiller for a few days. It is important to follow all the instructions specified by your doctor in order to make sure there are no infections.

Our Experienced Team:

Dr. Rashmi is a well-qualified dermatologist with a vast experience of treating various kind of skin disorders through a variety of cosmetic treatments in Bangalore. Her clinic has all the latest technology equipment and sophisticated facilities needed to provide effective treatments in a safe way. Her team of specialized members assists her in achieving all her objectives and see to it that there are no side effects any time during or after the treatment.


Many people with torn earlobes have got their treatments administered by Dr. Rashmi. They have been extremely pleased with the way they have been treated and the kind of precautions that have been taken to ensure their safety. While some have recommended our services to their relatives and friends, the others have been very kind enough to write reviews. We have put up a few of these on our testimonial page for you to read.


The pricing for earlobe repair treatment depends upon the extent to which your ear lobes are torn or elongated. The other factors that affect the pricing for the treatment include:

  • The doctor that you have chosen
  • The geographical location of his/her clinic
  • The type of technique used
  • The kind of sutures

Alternatively, you can call us up and book an appointment with Dr. Rashmi. You will get a consultation session absolutely free, during which you can clarify all your queries and get the costing estimated..