Earlobe Repair

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Earlobe repair surgery is a cosmetic procedure that improves the look of elongated earring holes or torn earlobes. More often it is done under local anesthesia for adults and general for children. The treatment that best fits your needs and expectations can be further discussed with your surgeon during your consultation.


  • Restores the earlobe to its original shape and size (when damage is less severe)
  • Fixes a partially torn earlobe, an elongated earring hole, or a completely torn earlobe


Earlobe repair surgery is a good option for anyone who wishes to have their earlobes restored to normal shape and proportion.


Most patients tolerate the procedure well and are able to go home the same day. Over the counter Tylenol or Motrin suffice for postoperative pain control. Some bruising and swelling are expected but improve over several days.

All patients considering elective surgery should abstain from smoking, including secondhand smoke and avoid any nicotine containing products, both before and after surgery. Dr. Ziakas strongly advises all his patients to quit smoking for good. The sutures used in earlobe repair surgery are absorbable and dissolve over time. All patients are advised to use a good quality sunscreen when outdoors (minimum SPF 30) to minimize the hazardous effects of sun radiation on the incisions and the rest of the skin. The majority of patients are able to return to their routine activities in about a month.

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