Thank you for your question and photos. A torn earlobe can be repaired in the office under local anesthetic. However, there will be stitches that will be removed in 10-12 days. If you have the procedure done before your trip, plan on a trip to a plastic surgeon or an urgent care facility for removal of the sutures. Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with this procedure. Best wishes.
Earlobe repair is a simple procedure that can be done in 30 mins. Be sure to consult with a board certified surgeon for best results. The cost varies depending on geographical location and surgeon experience. The average price starts at about $500. You will be able to re-pierce your ear after about 2 - 4 months. (depending on healing) Regards,
Seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon as pricing varies from surgeon to surgeon. Price can range from $400-$800. You will be able to re-pierce your ears 2 months after you have the earlobe repair done. Good luck, Dean Vistnes.
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Earlobe repair is a very common procedure. Frequently, we have patients who will have the procedure done the same day as the consultation. Typically, the cost is between $450-850 per earlobe, depending on the severity and the length of the procedure.You may be able to find a doctor who will do this under insurance but i am not aware of any.The length of time the ears have been gauged should have no effect on the procedure. As long as the tissue is no longer irritated or inflamed, there is no reason not to give it a try. Gauged ears are sometimes more difficult than some other earlobe repairs since the tissue is so over stretched, but we are still able to create a natural looking earlobe. You can get your ear re pierced about 6 weeks after and should be included in the pricing. Shop around in your area and see if you can find a plastic surgeon in your budget
Thank you for your question. An ear lobe repair for a torn ear lobe takes approximately 20 minutes in the office under local anesthesia. The sutures stay in place for approximately 10-12 days and the ears can be re-pierced at approximately 8 weeks. There is no down time with this procedure. Best of luck to you!
Thank you for the question.
“Split” earlobes can be easily reconstructed under local anesthesia with minimal risk and recovery time. It is important to re-approximate the curved earlobe precisely to avoid step off or other visible deformity. You will find lots of examples of this procedure performed on this website, and on the attached link as well. I would suggest a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who's work you like.
As noted, this is a common problem and an easy fix using only local anesthesia in the office. The procedure takes 10 to 20 min, sutures out in 5 to 7 days and you can re-pierce in 4-6 weeks. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons commonly do this. Good luck.
It is an easy 20min office procedure. It involves local anesthesia only and you are all healed up in a week. After six weeks you can get the earlobe pierced again. RegardsDr. J
Thank you for asking about your torn earlobe.
- If the earlobe was torn in the past 24 hours, it can be repaired by a plastic surgeon or in the ER.
- If it was torn longer ago, then you need to see a plastic surgeon for repair.
- I am sorry this happened at such an inconvenient time!
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
A torn earlobe can often be fixed under straight local and the procedure takes about 10-15 minutes per side. Good luck