Can I fix a stretched earlobe?

Are you embarrassed by your stretched earlobes and would like to get them fixed? Wearing heavy earrings can stretch the earlobe over time, and that’s why the problem is more common in women. But men that wear ear gauges and plugs can also have stretched earlobes.

Can I fix a stretched earlobe?

Yes, you can fix stretched or torn earlobes with earlobe repair surgery. Depending on the situation, surgery can be performed on one or both ears. Earlobe repair surgery is a procedure that requires great skill and attention to detail, so it’s important to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon that has the necessary expertise performing the procedure.

Earlobe repair surgery

Earlobe repair surgery is done in-office under local anesthesia and sutures are used to repair the ears.

How long does earlobe repair surgery take?

Earlobe repair surgery is a quick, simple procedure that takes about 1-2 hours.

What to expect after surgery

Recovery after earlobe repair surgery takes approximately 2-7 days. There is typically some swelling and redness after surgery that normally takes a few days to resolve.

Am I a good candidate for earlobe repair surgery?

If you have stretched earlobes as a result of wearing heavy earrings or gauges, and would like to have them fixed, you may be a good candidate for earlobe repair surgery.

Will I be able to pierce my ears again after earlobe surgery?

The earlobes can be re-pierced after earlobe surgery, but doctors typically recommend waiting at least 3 months. Since there is a scar where the earlobe was repaired, it’s important to ensure that the new piercing is made at a different place.

Are you ready to repair your stretched earlobes? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas, Stein Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (919) 666-3764.


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