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Is there a procedure to repair split ear lobes?

Posted in Otoplasty | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon

Patient question:

Is there a procedure to repair split ear lobes or stretch ear piercing? If so, please name and describe this procedure. What is the cost for a patient? Are there any side effects/risks? Is there any scarring? Is it possible to pierce the ear lobe after recovery? How common is this procedure?

Dr. Solomon’s Answer:

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. And Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon.

Yes there is a procedure to repair slit or elongated earlobe piercing. The hole has to be completely removed surgically and then both sides of the hole have to be closed with a few small sutures. The Otoplasty surgery procedure usually takes about ten minutes per ear lobe the side effects are uncommon. The most common side effect would be the ear lobe shape can be altered slightly from the procedure. This is a very common procedure. Scarring is usually minimal. Cost is generally 300 dollars per ear.

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