Earlobe repair is a simple procedure performed in our office to repair torn earlobes. Dr. Harris surgically reattaches the earlobe and, after the three-month healing period, can re-pierce the ear.
Reconstruction of a torn earlobe may occur immediately after the tear or once the wound has healed. Dr. Harris performs the procedure in-office at the Center for Aesthetic Modernism located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and convenient to all metro Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia areas.. Local anesthesia is used for the earlobe repair surgery. During the procedure, a small piece of skin is removed to create a raw edge which is then rebuilt. A more complicated reconstruction may be necessary if tissue has been lost, in which case a normal proportion is created around a slightly smaller ear. In some cases, a torn earlobe may result in a keloid scar. This can be treated with steroid injections and, if that does not work, surgical excision.