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Ear Lobe Repair

Earlobe repair is quickly becoming one of the most requested procedures in the India. More and more people are coming in to get their earlobes repaired. In some cases, folks have waited years before seeking earlobe repair.

Ear Lobe Repair

Elongated earlobe holes, or a split earlobe, can be caused by many things:

  • Heavy earrings worn over long periods of time

  • Earrings getting caught and then pulled (typically long earrings snagging a dress or other clothing)

  • Children pulling on earrings

  • Multiple piercings too close together or too close to the bottom of the lobe

  • Sudden trauma


Like any other procedure, we will be asking about the patient’s goal and medical and treatment history, and then looking at the hole to determine the size and condition of the hole, along with the anatomy of the surrounding tissue. Some earlobes just need closure. Some need a more complex rotation of tissue. Usually, both earlobes can be done at the same visit.


Typically, earlobe repairs are done as an outpatient, under local anesthesia, in the minor ot.

Most patients can drive themselves home. The earlobe is cleaned and anesthetized. The excess skin is removed. Tissue may be rotated depending on the individual issue. The wound is then closed in 3 layers, to take tension off the outer part of the incision. There is usually a fine scar when all healed.


Most patients return to work the next day, often the same day. Permanent sutures or absorbable sutures may be used for skin closure, depending on the individual case.


Typically, we ask our patients to wait at least three weeks before re-piercing their ear. We also ask that the new piercing be at least 3mm from the old piercing site.


This may vary as each case is different. The amount of time spent, the complexity of the repair, geographical area, etc. can all influence this number. The cost of an earlobe repair can range from 5000 to 15,000. We  have all payment options.

After the earlobe is healed, we have had many patients say that they should have, “done this years ago.” This is one of those office procedures that can make a difference in someone’s daily life.

For more information, please us or book video consult to discuss your specific case. our surgeon will be able to answer your questions and perform the repair.

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