Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair

Slip earlobes are a common problem, occurring as a result of wearing heavy earrings or accidental tearing.


Earlobe repair is one of the most common reconstructive surgeries performed on the ear. A split earlobe may occur as a result of wearing heavy earrings or accidental tearing. Wearing heavy earrings can also lead to elongation of the piercing site and eventually a complete split of the earlobe. For some patients, elongation of the piercing site can be just as problematic as the hole becomes too large to hold ear studs.

Regardless of the cause, split earlobes can cause distress to those who want to continue to wear earrings or would like to restore symmetry to their earlobes. Fortunately, earlobe repair is a simple and effective procedure that can fix split earlobes.

Ear-plugs or flesh-tunnels have become increasingly popular but can cause permanent deformity of the earlobe if the hole is stretched out significantly. For some patients the appearance of their stretched earlobes can adversely affect their self-confidence and career.

Mr Karri can also reconstruct stretched earlobes by removing the excess skin and reshaping the remaining tissue, to form a natural-appearing earlobe. The technique is quite different to that used to repair split earlobes.


A split earlobe or ear-plug hole can be repaired under local anaesthetic with minimal discomfort, with the intention of creating a natural-looking earlobe.

After the scars have matured the repaired earlobe can be pierced again. It is recommended small stud earrings are worn and heavy earrings avoided.

You can return to work immediately afterwards. If you work in a dusty, dirty or undertake heavy manual work, you may benefit from 1-2 days off work.

Speak to a member of our team for further information or to arrange a consultation

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Possible Risks

There are few risks with earlobe repair as the procedure is relatively safe and simple. Potential risks include;

Scar / poor scarring – some patients are prone to red, raised scars or keloid scars.


Delayed healing



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Pricing & Finance

When you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s a lot to think about – the choice of treatments available, the results you want to achieve, the recovery time, any potential risks and, of course, the cost.

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