Split earlobe repair is a surgical procedure to repair torn earlobes. Earlobe tears are most common in people who wear pierced earrings as these can easily be caught and pulled.
In a normal procedure the surgeon removes any skin lining the split to create a raw edge, and will then stitch the ear back together.
Earlobe repair is a relatively simple procedure performed under a local anaesthetic, so you’ll normally be able to return home later the same day. However, you should expect some discomfort and swelling after surgery and you may need to wear a dressing on the ear for a few days.
What about scarring?
There may be some scarring after a split earlobe repair, although this will generally fade over time and your Consultant Surgeon will discuss this with you prior to your procedure.