There are many different reasons that earlobes can become torn or stretched over time. Earlobe repair is a quick and easy procedure designed to restore the earlobes to a more natural, flattering look.

What is Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repair is a minimally invasive surgery that restores the appearance and shape of the earlobes. Accessories like heavy earrings or gauges can cause stretching or tearing of the earlobes over time. Additionally, the process of aging can cause the earlobes to become flat and long. Some patients also opt for earlobe repair because of genetics or developmental problems. Whatever your reasons, Dr. Trupiano can help you determine the best plan for your procedure. 

Is Earlobe Repair Right for Me?

Some patients who have stretched or torn earlobes are unbothered by their appearance. If you are bothered by the appearance of your earlobes and it causes you embarrassment or poor self-image, then you’re likely a good candidate for earlobe repair. In order to be considered for surgery, you should be in overall good health, non-smoking, and have no health concerns that could impact your recovery.

Your Earlobe Repair Procedure

Earlobe repair is performed using local anesthetic. To begin, Dr. Trupiano will make an appropriate incision – this can either involve simply trimming away the edge of the earlobe or removing a wedge of tissue to suture the sides together. In either case, care will be taken to hide any possible scarring within the natural contours of your ear. Once complete, you can return home.

Earlobe Repair Results and Recovery

Earlobe repair recovery is very short – most patients are able to return to normal activities within a day of surgery. However, you should avoid exercising and elevating your heartrate for at least two days. You should also keep your head elevated and avoid sleeping or putting pressure on your earlobes for at least one week. It’s normal to experience some mild swelling, bruising, and redness at the surgical site for the first few days but it subsides quickly. You can resume wearing earrings after at least six weeks, but it’s best to avoid heavy jewelry. Your ears can also be re-pierced at this time.

Schedule a Consultation

Earlobe repair is a very simple and quick procedure that can get rid of stretched or torn earlobes. To meet with Dr. Trupiano during a consultation, contact our Troy, MI office by calling or filling out our online form.


I had surgery with Dr. Trupiano and the results are better than I ever thought possible! He’s a great surgeon and very patient and kind. I was very impressed with his office and my experience the day of surgery with the staff. I felt comfortable and in good hands from start to finish. Truly life-changing!

Overall wonderful experience and extremely pleased with my results. Thanks Dr. Trupiano and team!

If you are searching for a PS who not only has the credentials behind him but also the artistry you NEED in a good surgeon, look no further than Dr. Trupiano.

Dr. Trupiano was easy to talk with and answered all my questions. I felt completely comfortable under his care. His staff was warm and helpful. He was very concerned with my comfort and satisfaction. The surgical center was top notch and I was completely confident that everything would work out well. I am very pleased with the results.



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