It’s not uncommon for men & women who wear earrings to suffer from stretched or torn earlobes. This may be due to heavy earrings or from trauma caused by earrings becoming caught in clothing or other objects. Earlobe surgery is a simple procedure that repairs stretched or torn earlobes.
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.