Repair of Stretched or Torn Earlobes
Earlobes may become torn accidentally, or stretched out intentionally by wearing large earrings. Regardless of how this happened, it can be fixed, and often in the office with just some local anesthetic to numb the area.
If you have intentionally stretched your earlobes, the first step is to stop wearing earrings in the stretched holes. The skin will shrink back to some extent, although this takes several months, and the hole almost never closes completely. But letting nature do some of the work is the best way to start. After the piercing hole has stopped shrinking in size, we can fix the earlobe by removing the pierced part and rearranging the skin that is left. This does leave scars on the earlobe, but they are generally much less noticeable than a stretched piercing.
If your earlobes were torn accidentally, repair is a little bit easier. But you do have to wait 6 weeks before re-piercing your ears.
Before and After Photos***
***All patient results may vary, these procedures are for cosmetic purposes only and results are not guaranteed, nor are permanent. All patients are different and in no way will any procedures be alike, nor the recovery period.