One of the most common types of procedure for the ear is the Earlobe Repair. This is a procedure to repair holes created for earrings which have torn either from the weight of earrings or traumatic events that have torn the earlobe. It also can repair the large holes in earlobes created by “gauges”. Usually closing “gauged” ears may require either a one-stage or two stage procedure depending on the severity of the defect created by “gauges”.
Cutting a small notch on the torn lobe then meticulously stitching the lobe back together is generally how this procedure is performed. Those patients wanting to re-pierce the lobe can do so after 6 weeks.