Split Earlobe Repair / Repair of Elongated Ear Hole

Split earlobe repair is a surgical procedure to repair torn earlobes. Earlobe tears are most common in people who wear pierced earrings as these can easily be caught and pulled.

Dr Schulhof will remove any skin lining the split to create a raw edge, and will then stitch the ear back together.

Earlobe repair is a relatively simple procedure performed under a local anesthetic, so you’ll normally be able to return home later the same day. However, you should expect some discomfort and swelling after surgery. There may be some scarring after a split earlobe repair, although this will generally fade over time.

In many cases a new hole will be created the same day and a new earring can be worn immediately.  In some cases the ear-piercing hole is closed up during a split earlobe repair, although the ear can usually be re-pierced after a few months.

All procedures carry risks as well as benefits. The chance of complications following repair of split earlobes depends on the type of treatment and other factors such as your general health.