Earlobe Repair by ROXY Plastic Surgery


If you have a split earlobe that has been torn and healed separated or your earring holes are elongated so that you can no longer wear earrings, you may need an earlobe repair. An earlobe repair is a simple procedure that is done in the office with no downtime.

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Consultation and Planning

When you come to a consultation at ROXY Plastic Surgery, Dr. Grawe will examine your torn or elongated earlobe to assess if you are a candidate for repair. Some patients used to have gauges and therefore have very thinned out earlobe skin. All these earlobe problems can be repaired in the office with a simple procedure. It is exciting to think about being able to wear earrings again!

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The Procedure

An earlobe repair is a procedure that can be done as an outpatient so you can go home the same day. This procedure is performed in the office with local anesthesia (numbing medication) so you can drive yourself home. The earlobe is repaired and shaped to fit together correctly. There are sutures that will come out a week later.

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You will notice a difference immediately after surgery but you will be swollen and the results will improve with time as the swelling goes down. You can use ice packs to help with discomfort and swelling. Dr. Grawe will prescribe pain medication so that you will be very comfortable during your recovery. You will be able to get your ear re-pierced 6 weeks after the procedure. This can be performed at our office or at any ear piercing location.

Remember that everyone is different. Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone. The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from this surgery. The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after surgery.



After you are healed, your scar will be unnoticeable and you will feel confident with how you look. After 6 weeks, you will get your ear pierced and need to leave it in place for 6 weeks. After that time, you may wear any earrings again. Individual results may vary.

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Disclaimer: The before and after pictures, statements, and opinions presented on our website are applicable to the individuals depicted. Results will vary and may not be representative of the experience of and results of others. The before and after pictures are voluntarily provided by our clients via written consent and are not paid for, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefits in exchange for said photos. The before and after pictures are representative of a specific patient experience but the exact results and experience will be unique and individual to each patient.


With every procedure there are risks involved including bleeding, infection, blood clots, pain, scarring, delayed healing and need for further surgery. Here are some complications specific to an Earlobe Repair:

Most people are not symmetrical from one side to the other and there may be asymmetries after earlobe repair as well. After the scar is healed, we will need to re-pierce the earlobe but not within the scar. We will work hard to make your earring holes as symmetric as possible.

The scars from Earlobe repair are usually unperceiveable but if you develop hypertrophic or keloid scars, your results may be compromised and you may need further treatment.

It is very rare to have pain after the healing process but some patients can develop painful scars and would require further procedures to decrease this pain.

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