Surgical Dermatology - Ear Lobe Repair

Piercing your ears puts the earlobes at risk for stretching, tearing and even a benign growth on scar tissue called keloid scarring. Additionally, because of their exposed location, earlobe tears are often split and are very visible. Earlobe repair surgery fixes the split and enables you to wear earrings again. It is recommended for people who have torn earlobes or elongated piercing tracts.

What is the procedure like?

Earlobe repair is a relatively simple procedure done in the office with local anesthesia. To allow the lobe of the ear to heal back together, the surgeon cuts away the healed skin on the inside of the long hole or torn earlobe. The fresh edges are then sutured back together. Sutures are removed after one week. It is recommended to wait six weeks before re-piercing the ear.

At Castle Dermatology, Dr. Peyman Ghasri and Dr. Pedram Ghasri have the training and expertise to perform earlobe repairs with minimal discomfort and downtime.