Ear lobe repair Expert in Perumbakkam

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Earlobe repair is a precision cosmetic surgery performed to repair large ear holes or split earlobes. We are here to provide you with top-notch care and guidance to tackle your problems.

Ear lobe repair Hospital in Perumbakkam, Chennai

Understanding Ear lobe repair


Elongated earlobe holes, or a split earlobe, can be caused by many things:

  • Heavy earrings worn over long periods of time
  • Gauges placed in the earlobe, with increasing size, weight and time
  • Earrings getting caught and then pulled (typically long earrings snagging a dress or other clothing)
  • Children pulling on earrings
  • Multiple piercings too close together or too close to the bottom of the lobe
  • Sudden trauma

What are the benefits of Ear Lobe repair?

  • Ears are an essential part of the face. Any abnormality is immediately noticeable. Enlarged ear holes or split earlobes don’t look aesthetically pleasing.
  • Earlobe repair is a day care procedure, and you don’t have to stay back. It takes around an hour for the entire procedure.
  • It is a quick, easy and painless way to restore the earlobe permanently.
  • You can get an ear piercing again.

So, Why do the ear holes enlarge or split in the first place?

Weight of the Earrings

Heavy ear rings with Thin stalk or hook tend to cut through more easily. Thus an ear ring with a thicker hook or stud is preferable if your ear holes have a tendency to enlarge.


During the natural process of ageing, the skin gradually loses collagen and elastin fibres which give strength, elasticity, and tightness to the skin.

Genetic Makeup

Shape and position of various parts of the face are also linked to our genetic traits like the shape of the nose, eye colour, eyebrows, lips etc.


Smoking accelerates the natural ageing process by restricting the blood flow to the skin. This increased ageing of the skin and decreased collagen and elastin fibres result in the loose wrinkled skin.


Sometimes earlobes may get cut because of trauma. Earloops may be pulled by getting entangled in stuff, or maybe a small child pulls at it too hard.

How to prevent ear holes from enlarging?

There is nothing you can do to change your skin type or eliminate gravity.

Use lighter earrings for routine wear. Danglers (ornaments that hang) tend to pull on the ear lobe as they sway, so studs are a better choice as they stay snug to the ear lobe.

Earrings with a thin central staff cut through the skin quicker than with thick stalk.

You need to be more careful if you have thin skin and thin earlobes. Your earholes will probably enlarge early. But do remember that given enough weight all ear holes will expand eventually.

How is Earlobe repair procedure performed? (Simplified steps)

The ear is made up of cartilage covered by the skin on both sides. It is a complicated structure in its 3D orientation whereas the earlobe is soft and devoid of any cartilage support.

The surgery is performed as a daycare procedure at our Hospital.

  • Firstly skin marking is done to illustrate the final scar line to you.
  • On the procedure chair, the ear is cleaned and infiltrated with a local anaesthetic so that you don’t feel any pain during the procedure.
  • The extra skin on the inside edge of the enlarged ear hole or split ear hole is carefully removed preserving the natural contour of the ear.
  • The skin on the front and back of the earlobe is approximated with fine sutures or skin glue.
  • A small dressing is placed, and you are allowed to go home.
Frequently Asked Question on Earlobe repair
What is earlobe repair?
Earlobe repair is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct earlobes that have been stretched, torn, or otherwise damaged due to trauma, piercing, or gauging.
How is earlobe repair performed?
Earlobe repair is usually performed as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia. The surgeon trims the damaged tissue and sutures the edges together, creating a neat, natural-looking earlobe.
Will there be scarring after earlobe repair?
While some scarring is inevitable, a skilled surgeon can minimize the appearance of scars by using meticulous surgical techniques. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable.
When can I re-pierce my ears after earlobe repair?
Patients are usually advised to wait at least 6-8 weeks before re-piercing their ears after earlobe repair. It’s important to consult with your surgeon to ensure that the earlobes have fully healed before undergoing any additional piercing.
What are the risks associated with earlobe repair?
Like any surgical procedure, earlobe repair carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, allergic reactions to anesthesia, and unsatisfactory cosmetic outcomes. However, these risks are typically rare when the procedure is performed by a qualified surgeon in a sterile environment.
How much does earlobe repair cost?
The cost of earlobe repair can vary depending on factors such as the extent of the repair, geographic location, and surgeon’s experience. It’s best to consult with a plastic surgeon for an accurate cost estimate based on your individual needs.