Earlobe Repair

Introduction to Earlobe Repair

Earlobe repair is a precision cosmetic surgery performed to repair Large ear holes or split earlobes.

Aging, gravity  and weight of the ear rings gradually enlarge the ear holes. Which don't look pretty or cute anymore. Depending on the skin firmness and elasticity and of course the weight of the ear rings the ear holes may even split into two Heavy ear rings with a very thin stud or hook i.e. the part which goes through the ear, cuts through the ear faster. 

A simple and safe day care procedure is earlobe repair. This procedure gives stunning results keeping the shape of the earlobe intact.

Get in touch with us to correct your enlarged ear holes or split earlobes. 


Earlobe repair procedure

Best way of closing the hole in ear lobe is ‘ear hole surgery’.

The ear is made up of cartilage in the center covered by skin on both sides. It is a complicated structure in its 3D orientation. where as the ear lobe is a soft tissue structure devoid of any cartilage support.

The surgery is performed as day care procedure at our Clinic. Firstly skin marking is done to illustrate the final scar line to you. On the procedure chair the ear is cleaned and infiltrated with local anesthetic so that you don't feel any pain during the entire procedure. The extra skin on the inside edge of the enlarged ear hole or split ear hole is carefully removed preserving the natural contour of the earlobe.

The skin on the front and back of the earlobe is approximated with fine sutures or skin glue. A small dressing is placed and you are allowed to go home.

Enlarged ear hole or split earlobe repair is a quick, simple and effective way to restore your ear. Get in touch with us . 


What are the benefits of Earlobe repair?

  • Ears are an important part of the face. Any abnormality is immediately noticeable. Enlarged ear holes or split earlobes don't look aesthetically pleasing .
  • Earlobe repair is a day care procedure, you don't have to stay back. It takes more than an hour for the entire procedure including the time for preparation. 
  • It is a quick, easy and painless way permanently restore the earlobe. 

Who are the best candidates for Earlobe repair ?

Any teenager or adult who is otherwise healthy and does not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing, are nonsmokers and are Individuals with a positive outlook are fit for earlobe repair surgery.

When will I see the results ?

Immediately after the surgery a small dressing is placed on the earlobe. dressing may be removed after 48 hours. Topical ointment is applied for the next 5 days and sutures are removed 7 days from the procedure day. Results are immediately seen. 

What are the risks and safety considerations ?

Like all surgical procedures there are risks related to the surgery, anesthesia and sutures. Please read the Earlobe Repair Informed Consent document thoroughly and completely to understand the risks involved.

Suture-less Glue repair vs Sutured Earlobe Repair.

It has been seen that suture-less glue repair has a tendency to leave a scar that is not flush with the surface of the earlobe. This inwards dipping scar catches light at the wrong angles and creates a shadow along the ridge making the scar very prominent. The scar may also widen with time. On the other hand sutured repair although causes the inconvenience of returning back to the clinic for suture removal after 7 days produces a much better and thin scar which is flush with the surface of the earlobe. sutures grab the skin as well as the soft tissue inside and hold them together while the tissues heal. glue just approximates the skin surfaces and the healing soft tissue beneath the skin shrinks away causing valley like depressed scar.

Conditions treated with Earlobe Repair


Split Earlobe or Enlarged Ear Holes

Pretty earrings make your face stand out. But not so much when the weight of the ear-rings gradually makes the ear holes large.

Formation of Large Earring Hole:

Depending on the skin firmness and elasticity and of course the weight of the ear rings initially there is ear stretching, then the ear holes gradually enlarge.  ...