Earlobe Repair Specialist

Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago

Dermatology located in River North, Chicago, IL

With age and prolonged use of earrings, patients may experience a weakening in or tearing of the earlobe. Torn earlobes can prevent you from wearing earrings, but repair and subsequent re-piercing can remedy this. At Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, the team can easily repair torn, weakened, or stretched earlobes with a simple surgical procedure performed in-office under local anesthetic. To schedule a consultation for earlobe repair, call the office or use the online booking button today.

Earlobe Repair Q&A

What is earlobe repair?

Earlobe repair is a minor in-office procedure done at Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago. For earlobes that are stretched or torn, this surgery restores a more natural shape and size.

The surgeon at Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago assesses the anatomy of your earlobes after taking note of your medical history. Then, they can plan a surgical approach suitable to meet your goals. 

The surgery itself happens on an outpatient basis, is performed under local anesthesia, and generally takes about an hour. You can expect to go home soon after the procedure is over.

How long does it take to recover after earlobe repair?

It doesn’t take long for your earlobe to heal after earlobe repair. The procedure is gentle enough that you can go back to work the next day or even the same day if you choose to do so.

A return visit to the office ten days after the initial repair for suture removal should be anticipated. Sometimes, soft tissue filler injection to the earlobe may be recommended to assist in volume restoration.

If you plan on getting your ears re-pierced, you must wait at least three months. You should also make sure the new holes are at least three millimeters from the scar from your earlobe repair.

Who can benefit from earlobe repair?

Earlobe repair benefits those with elongated or torn earlobes. Many circumstances and events can cause your earlobes to stretch or tear. Stretched or torn earlobes can happen due to:

  • Trauma
  • Heavy earrings
  • Gauges
  • Close piercings

Is earlobe repair painful?

The Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago team administers local anesthesia before your earlobe repair procedure starts. This numbs the earlobe, so you don’t feel the tissue manipulation, removal, or repair. 

If you’d like to learn more about earlobe repair by coming into Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago for a consultation, call the office or book online today.