Earlobe repair is a quick and effective cosmetic surgery procedure to correct ears stretched by tribal ear piercing (flesh tunnels) or split earlobes torn when normal earrings rip.
Split earlobe repair is a procedure that Dr. Rini’s clinic provides for an earlobe which has torn entirely, as a result of overstretching or accidental tearing when wearing earrings. Stretched earlobe repair is a surgical procedure for people with stretched earlobes as a result of a tribal ear piercing, also known as a flesh tunnel. Flesh tunnel repair surgery is performed in the same manner as split earlobe repair surgery, however it may take slightly longer. An incision is made in the earlobes and then stitched to repair the affected area. It is a relatively quick and simple procedure conducted under local anaesthetic.
After your earlobe repair surgery there will be small scars on the ears which will at first be red, but will eventually fade to a pale silvery colour. After 4-6 months the earlobe should look almost completely normal with no obvious signs of the previous piercing. Ears can be re-pierced 6 months after the operation has taken place.