Jefferson University Hospitals

Earlobe Repair

Piercing your earlobe puts it at risk to tearing and stretching due to the size and weight of an earring. Correcting torn, enlarged or split earlobes can reverse these problems through a relatively short office procedure. This practice employs techniques that add strength to the repair to prevent recurrence from happening.

Physicians of the Herbert Kean Center for Facial Aesthetics and dermatologists of the Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center can perform an earlobe repair.

What Does Earlobe Repair Involve?

Earlobe repair is a short procedure taking between 30 to 60 minutes. A special technique is used to avoid notching on the earlobe. About one to three months after the procedure, the ear can be pierced again.

Earlobe Rejuvenation at Jefferson

As we age, the skin of the earlobe thins. This leads to wrinkles of the earlobe and a flattened, atrophic appearance. At the Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center, these changes can be reversed through earlobe rejuvenation that includes short office procedures using injectable fillers. These corrections can be enhanced with the use of lasers to help resurface the skin.