Excessive weight of earrings, earlobe gauging, or trauma can often lead to complete or partial tears of the earlobes. These tears can be unsightly and prevent the use of pierced earrings. The tears can be fixed by removing the scar tissue and reattaching the tissue that has split.
This procedure can be performed in the office and takes less than an hour to repair both sides.
In cases of gauged earlobes, the repair may take longer. Approximately six weeks after the repair, the ears can be repierced. This is performed here in the office. It is important to understand that the earlobes cannot be repierced over the scar tissue as the scar tissue is weaker than the surrounding earlobe. Also, after repair you should wear lighter earrings and not sleep in earrings.