Earlobe Repair

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
for NYC, Manhattan & Worldwide


If your earlobes have been torn or stretched due to an injury or long-term use of heavy earrings, you may be a candidate for earlobe repair. This procedure can reduce the size of earlobes that have been stretched from years of wearing heavy jewelry, or it can repair earlobes that have been torn or split.

If you are interested in learning more about earlobe repair, call us today at (212) 688-5882 to schedule an initial consultation with our board-certified Dermatologic Surgeon.

Types of Earlobe Problems

There are many different reasons you might consider earlobe repair. Some of the specific earlobe problems that require surgical repair include:

  • Earlobe splits – Sometimes, an incomplete tear in the earlobe starts at the location of the original piercing, and then continues downward, resulting in a hole too large to hold ear studs. We can help close this split.
  • Earlobe tears – When an earlobe has torn all the way through, we will cut away the healed skin on the inside of the tear, and then suture the edges to allow your earlobe to heal back together. Scars from earlobe tears are almost always imperceptible after surgery.
  • Earlobe abnormalities – Your earlobes may be unusually large because of a hereditary abnormality. If your earlobe is elongated and “fleshy” we can decrease its overall size to make it better fit your overall appearance.


The Earlobe Repair Procedure

Earlobe repair is performed in our office under local anesthesia. Our surgeon will work with you to decide which technique is most appropriate to provide the most natural and symmetrical results.

Sutures are usually removed after five days. In most cases, ears can be re-pierced three months after surgery.

We can perform re-piercing for you at an additional charge.

If you have further questions about earlobe repair, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center through the form on this page or call (212) 688-5882 to schedule an initial consultation with our board-certified Dermatologic Surgeon.