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Cosmetic Dermatology

Torn Earlobe

A torn earlobe is when a piercing is pulled and either partially or completely tears the lobe. The size, style and weight of an earring can also contribute to the stretching of the earlobe opening. Large earrings that dangle are caught on clothing or grasped by a child. The outcome may be a partially or completely torn earlobe. To repair the torn lobe local anesthetic is applied and surgery is done to repair it. The procedure consists of “freshening” the edges of the split and placement of sutures to complete the repair of the earlobe.


This is to be only used as an educational piece and individuals should not use it to self-diagnose a skin condition or problem.

Treatments for Torn Earlobe

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