It’s not uncommon for men & women who wear earrings to suffer from stretched or torn earlobes, as the photograph illustrates. This may be due to heavy earrings or from trauma caused by earrings becoming caught in clothing or other objects or being pulled by a child. Earlobe surgery is a simple procedure which repairs stretched or torn earlobes. For those who want to continue to wear earrings, we offer re-piercing in our office as soon as 4 weeks after your earlobe repair procedure.
Earlobe repair is performed in the office by Dr. Leslie Coker. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes approximately thirty minutes. The tear or stretched piercing hole is surgically removed and then the lobe is repaired with stitches.
After the procedure, there is generally very little or no pain. Any discomfort that patients do experience can usually be relieved with over the counter medication. The earlobe will need to be cleansed daily and kept covered with a small bandage. Surface sutures are usually removed within one week.
These photos below show before and after pictures of Dr. Leslie Cokers’ patients.