Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair


Occasionally a patient will have a problem with an ear piercing that creates a stretched or torn earlobe. Piercing problems can stretch and even completely divide the piercing site so that a cleft earlobe occurs. For some people, a habit of constantly touching or playing with heavy earrings can lead to a tear. This injury can also be suddenly inflicted, such as when an earring is caught on clothing and pulled.

Stretching of the earlobe piercing may occur over a long period of time with extended wear of heavy jewelry. Earlobes may be stretched intentionally for body modification jewelry, and some people seek to repair the earlobes later in life.

Repair to these problems can be done in the office to restore the appearance of the earlobe.

What Are the Treatments for Earlobe Repair?

Several techniques can be used to repair torn ear lobes. I choose the technique that is most appropriate for the injury. For instance, with a partial cleft, this usually involves incising through and suturing the tear. While the original piercing hole may be preserved, it’s usually necessary to get the earlobe re-pierced after healing is complete.

Surgical repair for earlobe clefts can be done in the office with local anesthetic, and sutures are removed in one week.

Do you have stretched or torn earlobes? Repair your earlobes and fix those problems for good! Call Dr. Todd Schneiderman today.

Our Location

215 Union Avenue Suite C Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Hours: M-F 9AM-5PM

Phone and Fax

Phone: (908) 725-5050
Fax: (908) 333-4145

About Us

Dr. Todd Schneiderman is a leading otolaryngologist conveniently located in Bridgewater in Somerset County, NJ. His office location is convenient to Somerville, Bedminster, Warren, Manville, Hillsborough, Bound Brook, Green Brook, and Middlesex. The goal of his practice is to provide the highest quality medical care for all ear, nose, and throat (ENT) needs, as well as allergy and audiology services. Contact his knowledgeable staff today.