Torn earlobes can occur for a variety of reasons and are usually due to gradual stretching out of the holes within earlobes from wearing earrings in pierced ears. Whether your torn earlobe is a new or old injury, Dr. Hutchinson offers different techniques for surgical repair.
Torn Earlobe Repair Procedure Details
The restoration of torn earlobes can be achieved in a convenient in office procedure. Only local anesthetic is needed and treatment takes 1 hour. To correct your torn earlobes, Dr. Hutchinson will remove the excess skin, smooth the edges, and carefully suture the torn area closed. The area that was previously torn should be fully recovered in 1-2 weeks. Some swelling is to be expected. Make sure to keep the sutured areas very clean during the healing process, and be careful when shampooing your hair. Dr. Hutchinson typically removes the sutures one week after surgery.