At the Signature Clinic, we provide two types of earlobe repair surgeries:
- Split earlobe repair
- Stretched earlobe repair (flesh tunnel)
When an earlobe completely tears due to overstretching or unintentional ripping while wearing earrings, Signature Clinic offers a surgery called split earlobe repair. People who have stretched earlobes due to piercing, also known as a flesh tunnel, can have a surgical surgery called stretched earlobe repair. Almost identical to split earlobe repair surgery.
To fix the damaged region, the skin is trimmed around the torn or stretched area and then stitched back together to repair the affected area. It is a quick and easy surgery carried out under local anaesthesia. Earlobe repair procedures usually take 30 minutes and scarring usually fades away completely with time.
Small scars on the ears will remain after your earlobe repair surgery; they will first be red but later turn a faint silvery colour. The earlobe should seem nearly entirely normal and free of evident evidence of the prior piercing after 4-6 months. Six months following the procedure, ears can be pierced again.