Wearing heavy earrings or ear spacers can alter the shape of your ear lobe. After a time the lobe can split all or part of the way, leaving you with either a forked earlobe, a lobe so badly split that you can’t wear earrings without difficulty, or a swollen lobe that looks unsightly.
We administer a small amount of anaesthetic so you won’t feel any discomfort when we repair the torn or enlarged ear lobe. Once the two sides of the split are prepared for joining, we put in a couple of neat little stitches to finish the repair.
This is a permanent repair. You won’t be able to wear earrings or any sort for 8-10 weeks after the repair to allow your skin to stick properly to the repaired ear.
Most surgical procedures come with risks. Earlobe repair involves a minimal risk of discomfort and infection.