Also called Lobuloplasty, earlobe repair is a simple procedure that can be a godsend for those with misshapen earlobes.
Earlobes are the lower, fleshy part of the ear that is sometimes pierced, and consist of fat and skin. Elongation of the hole or complete splitting of the earlobe can occur either over time through the thin wire of an earing being pulled by the weight of an earring or through trauma such as the jewellery being yanked or snagged suddenly. It is natural for the hole which the jewellery hangs through to stretch slightly over time if the earrings worn are heavy but would only be described as a torn earlobe if the jewellery pulls right through the skin and flesh. Big holes in the earlobe from big plug earrings that stretch the hole intentionally can also be repaired.
The repair first involves cleaning the edges of the torn lobe by removing small amounts of skin, then suturing to reconstruct a normal, rounded earlobe that matches your natural ear shape. You will be able to return home immediately after the procedure, with only a small bandage covering the stitches. The stitches will be removed after one to two weeks. When the earlobe has healed and the scar has softened, you may re-pierce the repaired earlobe. It takes up to 6 months for the earlobe to fully heal.