Earlobe Repair Information


In general, good candidates for earlobe repair:

  • Are healthy and do not have medical conditions that impair healing

  • Are nonsmokers

  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations

  • Have split earlobes

  • Have enlarged earring holes

  • Have sagging earlobes


In preparing for an earlobe repair, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements because they can increase bleeding and bruising


Patients report mild pain after their surgert. We recommend keeping the area dry for 24 to 36 hours and avoiding swimming pools for up to a week.

Although infrequent, the risks and complications of earlobe repair include:

  • Scarring

  • Asymmetry (unevenness between two sides)

Unlikely Complications