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Earlobe Repair

Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery located in Baxter and The Village, St. Paul, MN

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair services offered in Baxter and Mendota Heights, MN

Earlobes are the soft fleshy part of the outer ear and a common place for piercings, which may stretch or tear the flesh. Earlobe repair is a cosmetic procedure that fixes elongated and torn earlobes. The otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery team at Advanced Specialty Associates in Baxter, Minnesota, specializes in earlobe repair. To schedule an earlobe repair consultation to learn how the team can fix your torn or elongated earlobe, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Earlobe Repair Q&A

What is earlobe repair?

Earlobe repair is a popular cosmetic procedure that fixes torn or elongated earlobes damaged by heavy earrings or ear gauges. 


Your ear is a complex body part that not only helps you hear but also balances your facial features. If you have an ear abnormality that affects the shape, size, or position of your ear, you may consider ear surgery to improve your appearance.


Since the earlobes don’t have a lot of cartilage, they’re more vulnerable to deformities from injuries or trauma. Additionally, some people are born with earlobe problems that affect appearance.


The team at Advanced Specialty Associates provides earlobe repair to fix earlobe damage and improve the look of the ear.

What does earlobe repair fix?

The team at Advanced Specialty Associates performs earlobe repair to fix injured or damaged earlobes and earlobe deformities. You may consider earlobe repair if you have:


  • Elongated holes in the earlobe from heavy earrings
  • Large earlobe holes from ear gauges
  • Torn earlobes from trauma
  • Multiple piercings that affect the look of your earlobe
  • Traumatic earlobe injury
  • Earlobe abnormality (cleft earlobe, duplicate earlobes)


The highly skilled and compassionate facial plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists perform a thorough evaluation when you come in for an earlobe repair consultation. They examine your earlobe, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure.

What happens during earlobe repair?

The Advanced Specialty Associates team customizes your earlobe repair procedure to match your needs and goals. They perform the procedure using local anesthesia, so you’re awake during the surgical repair but feel no pain.


During the procedure, your surgeon may remove excess or damaged tissue or suture holes or tears. You go to the recovery area for monitoring then your surgeon sends you home. 


Most patients can drive themselves home following earlobe repair. 

What can I expect after earlobe repair?

Recovery following earlobe repair varies. However, most patients resume their usual routine the day after the procedure.


The Advanced Specialty Associates team gives you at-home care instructions for your surgical wound, including applying antibiotic cream to the wound three times a day. 


It takes about six to eight weeks for the earlobe to heal completely. Most patients are pleased with the results of their earlobe repair.


To schedule your earlobe repair consultation at Advanced Specialty Associates, call the office closest to you or book an appointment online today.