Earlobe Repair

For centuries, earrings have been worn to enhance one’s beauty and appearance. Over time a piercing site can stretch from years of wearing heavy jewelry. On occasion, a person may suffer a tear in the earlobe, resulting in a cleft or a split in the lobe. This can lead to discomfort and self-consciousness, as well as the inability to wear earrings. Split earlobe repair can allow you to feel more confident and wear your favorite jewelry again.

In addition, as we get older, our earlobes continue to stretch and elongate, sometimes noticeably. You may simply want a smaller earlobe that would be in better proportion with your ear and the rest of your face. This can also be accomplished with surgery.

Earlobe Repair
 Before & After Photos

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Earlobe Repair by Drs. Lieberman and Parikh
Earlobe Repair before and after
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Earlobe repair to fix previous gauge piercing

This is a great example of what you can expect out of an earlobe repair procedure. Drs. Lieberman and Parikh perform minor procedures like earlobe repair when they can. This patient had considered going to her medical provider for this procedure, but is ecstatic that she chose Drs. L&P. She couldn't be more happy with the result.  Read More
Earlobe repair for women with saggy ears
Aging contributes to earlobe sagging, which can be fixed in a short procedure.
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L&P Earlobe Repair for Aging Ears

Earlobe repair is a minor procedure that Drs. Lieberman and Parikh perform on a weekly basis. It is common for women to notice their earlobes sagging as they age, due to heavy earrings throughout the years. This minor procedure can do wonders for patients that are unhappy with their earlobes.  Read More
Before & After Earlobe Repair Case 67 Right Side View in Palo Alto & San Jose, California
Before & After
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Case #67

A former musician from San Francisco, this patient came to Drs. L&P with very large guage earring holes that left him feeling self-conscious. He was looking to advance his new career in business with a more professional look, so Drs. L&P restored his earlobes by removing the scar tissue and stitching the sides back together, leaving o... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Pre-Operative Process

Am I a candidate for split earlobe repair?

You may be a candidate for earlobe surgery if the appearance of your earlobe draws unwanted attention, detracts from other facial features, or if you generally don’t find your earlobe shape to be attractive. Common reasons for seeking out this type of surgery:

  • Split earlobes
  • Stretched or elongated piercing holes from jewelry or gauged ears
  • Elimination of a piercing
Dr. Parikh, Dr. Lieberman, and Dr. Curti

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How is this surgery performed and what should I expect after my split earlobe repair?

Split earlobe repair is performed under local anesthesia in the office. A small tape bandage is worn for seven days. Sutures are removed five and seven days after the procedure. Re-piercing is performed six weeks after the procedure and is part of the repair package, if desired. Your facial plastic surgeon will make recommendations about earring materials for piercing to minimize the chance of recreating a deformity.

Because a local anesthesia is used, it will not be necessary to have someone drive you home. You will be able to resume your usual activities the day following your surgery. We have provided split earlobe repair before and after photos of our patients to help you visualize the possibilities.

Request your consultation online or call (650) 407-2922 to schedule an appointment to see us in the Bay Area in our Palo Alto or Los Gatos offices.

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