- 28 years old
- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 28-year-old woman was bothered by a stretched earlobe piercing and a small raised mole at her right earlobe. She wanted to improve the appearance of both of these. Our Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman repaired the stretched piercing site, and re-pierced the earlobe in a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position. She also removed the mole.
Our patient had her earlobe repair and mole treatment at the same time, in the comfort of our office. She had injectable local anesthetic or numbing medicine only for her treatment. She is shown 2 months after the earlobe repair and mole treatment, and immediately after earlobe repiercing, with excellent healing and a very nice treatment outcome.
About Earlobe Repair Procedure
Stretched or torn earlobes commonly happen because of trauma, such as heavy earrings, children pulling on earrings, or gauging— the practice of placing increasingly larger studs into earlobe piercings as a part of body modification. Trauma stretches the piercing to an overly large hole or a completely split earlobe, with the piercing reaching down to the bottom edge of the lobe. Earlobe repair for stretched or torn earlobes is a relatively simple and minor surgical procedure that is performed in our office with the help of local anesthesia (injection of numbing medicine) or as part of a more extensive facial and neck rejuvenation procedure, such as a facelift or neck lift. Piercings that are placed too low on the earlobe or are mismatched between the lobes may also require earlobe repair, with re-piercing for a better piercing position. Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman commonly performs earlobe repair as a standalone procedure, or in combination with face and neck lift surgery.