Split Earlobe Repair | Cosmetic Surgery | Belfast Skin Clinic

Split Earlobe Repair

Split earlobes can occur as a result of wearing earrings that are too heavy or due to trauma to the lobe in which an earring may have got caught or been pulled causing a tear to appear.

Corrective surgery for this repair is carried out under local anaesthetic. This means you will be able to walk out of surgery and resume usual activities on the same day.

Your surgeon will firstly numb the area around the earlobe to ensure no pain is felt during the procedure. The repair first involves tidying the edges of the torn lobe by removing small amounts of skin. Then, using fine sutures, the earlobe is carefully repaired to reconstruct a normal, rounded earlobe that matches your natural ear shape