Correct Torn Earlobes through Earlobe Repair


Earlobe Repair Fast Facts

The earlobe repair procedure at our Pittsburgh, PA, practice is designed to correct torn earlobes of gauged earlobes.

  • This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and it is usually completed in 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the severity of the problem
  • The usual recovery time is 2-3 days.

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*Results can vary for each individual


*Results can vary for each individual

What is Earlobe Repair procedure?

Earlobe repair is the improvement of torn earlobes or gauged earlobes that were dilated, altering the original shape.

How and where is the surgery done?

This procedure is done in our Pittsburgh, PA office under local anesthesia. The duration of the procedure is about 1.5 to 2 hours. It is done as an outpatient procedure.

Can I plan on doing the surgery 1 week prior to any trips or events?

Definitely NOT. Earlobe repair is a very well tolerated procedure. However, it will leave bruising and swelling that will be present for 3-5 days. Plan ahead if you are planning on this surgery.

Do I need to have my stitches removed?

The answer is yes and no. When doing your earlobe repair, we will use absorbable stitches. Despite the use of ointments and massage, we will need to remove some of the remaining stitches that did not fall or disappear.

Recovery after earlobe surgery?

Following your procedure, you should plan for the following:

  • 2-3 days off from work
  • No driving while taking narcotic medication
  • Swelling for 1-2 weeks
  • Bruising for 1-2 weeks
  • Exercise: resume activities at 2-3 weeks, and back to normal at 6 weeks
  • Follow-up appointments at: 1 week, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year

What complications could occur?

  • When doing earlobe repair, some of the possible complications related to the procedure are:
  • Infection (<1%)
  • Bleeding (<1%)
  • Asymmetry
  • Scarring
  • Recurrence

Earlobe repair surgeryCost Near Pittsburgh, PA

The typical cost for Earlobe repair surgery near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ranges from $300 - $2,000.

This price variation is based on calculations published on Realself. A few of the variables that determine costs of a procedure will vary by surgeon, geographic region and complexity of the procedure.

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