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Medical Dermatology

Torn Earlobe

Surgery to repair a torn earlobe is a frequent occurrence as piercing an earlobe puts it at risk of tearing. 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. Repair of a torn earlobe occurs using a local anesthetic. 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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