Split Ear Lobe

Split Ear Lobe

A split earlobe can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many people. Whether it was caused by an accident, heavy earrings, or simply aging, a split earlobe can make it difficult to wear earrings and can affect one’s self-confidence. However, split earlobes can be repaired through a simple surgical procedure known as earlobe repair.

What is Ear lobe Repair?

Ear lobe repair is a minor surgical procedure that repairs a split or torn earlobe. It is a relatively simple and quick procedure that can be done under local anaesthetic in our clinic. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the healed tissue and then stitch the two sides of the earlobe back together.

Who is a Good Candidate for Earlobe Repair?

Anyone with a split or torn earlobe can be a good candidate for earlobe repair. This includes people who have experienced a traumatic injury to the earlobe, those who have stretched their earlobes with heavy earrings, and even those who have experienced age-related changes in their earlobes. During your consultation with Mr Nassab, he will examine your ear lobe and assess if you are suitable.

The Procedure

The earlobe repair Manchester and Cheshire procedure is relatively simple and can be completed in about 30 minutes. The first step is to clean the earlobe and administer local anaesthesia to numb the area. The surgeon will then remove the damaged tissue and stitch the two sides of the earlobe back together. The stitches used are typically dissolvable and do not need to be removed. After the procedure, the earlobe will be glued and the patient can go home the same day.

Recovery and Results

The recovery time for earlobe repair is minimal. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising for a few days after the procedure, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. The stitches will dissolve on their own within a week or two, and the patient can resume normal activities after a few days. The results of the procedure are immediate.  You will be able to re-pierce the ear again after about 3 months.

Earlobe Repair Cost

The earlobe repair cost will depend on a number of factors such as where the procedure is performed, if it’s both sides or just one.  During your consultation, we will provide information about the earlobe repair cost.


In conclusion, a split earlobe can be repaired through a simple surgical procedure known as ear lobe repair. This procedure can help restore the appearance of the ear and allow patients to wear earrings once again. If you are considering earlobe repair, be sure to book a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.


About the Expert

Mr Reza Nassab

Mr Reza Nassab MBChB, MSc, MBA, FRCS (Plast) is well established consultant plastic surgeon with a specialist interest in the field of cosmetic surgery. Mr Nassab performs a wide range of procedures for the face, breast, body and skin.  He is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeons in the North West, Cheshire and UK.  He has numerous patients from around the world from countries such as Dubai, Ireland, Finland, France and Spain.

Mr Nassab offers patients a bespoke holistic approach. His consultation identifies your expectations and desires.  He will discuss options specific to your needs to help achieve realistic goals.  His philosophy is that individual patient is unique in their goals and anatomy therefore each treatment plan has to be tailored to that individual.

Mr Nassab has become the one of the go to plastic surgeons by celebrities and influencers.  He has been featured on the TV show The Real Housewives of Cheshire performing procedures such as the Mummy Makeover and Eyelid Lift. He is well known for his breast augmentation surgery and a number of his celebrity patients have shared their stories in the press and media.

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