Split Earlobe Repair

Split/ torn earlobes are very common. Split earlobes most commonly occur from accidental pulling on an earring, or from ongoing pulling by heavy earrings. Split Earlobe repairs require the surgeon to remove a small amount of damaged tissue around the tear. The site is repaired with micro sutures, and the sutures are removed after 5 days. The incision leaves a tiny linear scar at the site, and it fades away with time.

Dr. Tardieu recommends that patients wait 6-8 weeks before re-piercing their earlobes. The re-piercing is preferably done with a 14 karat gold post earring. It is recommended that the re-piercing not be done at the original location.

To learn more about split earlobe repairs, contact the Anoki Skin Clinic office.


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