Stretched or split earlobes are a common problem usually caused by injury or wearing heavy earrings. Split earlobe repair surgery is quick and straightforward. We’re here to answer all your questions about split earlobe repair surgery.
What Causes a Split Earlobe?
A split earlobe can be caused by a variety of factors, including weak earlobes, heavy earrings, and stretchers. In some cases, the split is caused by a one-off injury like an earring being ripped out by accident, tearing the earlobe in the process.
Can a Split Earlobe Be Fixed?
Yes, a split earlobe can be fixed with minimal scarring. Unfortunately, split earlobe repair surgery is often seen as cosmetic, so it’s not usually available on the NHS. If the earlobe is very stretched out, it’s more difficult to make it look exactly as it used to. The final result is a neat little scar that will fade over time and a natural-looking earlobe.
How Do You Fix a Split Ear Hole?
Split earlobe repair surgery can fix a split ear hole. If the earlobe is stretched or torn, then a surgical procedure is necessary to fix it. Once the ear hole is torn or too stretched, it won’t snap back on its own. The surgery itself is a minor procedure that takes up to 45 minutes. Your surgeon will use stitches to bring the ear lobe together. Stitches will be removed in a week and will leave a neat scar that fades over time.
Before and After Split Earlobe Repair Surgery
How Long Does a Split Earlobe Take to Heal?
Following split earlobe repair surgery, your earlobes should be fully healed in about 4-6 weeks. It’s important that you avoid wearing heavy earrings for at least 6 months as this could impact your results.
Will a Split Earlobe Repair Itself?
No, a split earlobe will not repair itself without treatment. If the earring hole is too stretched or torn, it won’t go back together on its own. Surgery is necessary to repair the earhole and restore symmetry.
Split Earlobe Repair Surgery London at The Harley Clinic
A split earlobe or earlobe repair surgery is a straightforward and minor procedure to repair the earlobe with minimal scarring. The procedure, also known as split earlobe correction surgery, is typically performed using a local anaesthetic. You expect to go home the same day.
It’s important to prevent further damage after a split earlobe and speak to a doctor as soon as you can to formulate a treatment plan for you. After split earlobe repair surgery, it’s advisable to avoid wearing large, heaving earrings for at least 6 months. Exercise caution when wearing dangly earrings after your procedure.
While surgery can repair the earlobe, keep in mind that it may not look exactly the same, as there will be some minimal scarring. There may be a slight unevenness compared to the natural ear. However, correcting the earlobe is always a good idea as it can prevent further damage or splitting and create a more aesthetically pleasing look.
At the Harley Clinic, we offer a range of ear procedures, including prominent ear correction, earlobe reduction surgery, and split earlobe repair surgery. Book a consultation today to speak to an expert and discuss your treatment options.