Dr. Joshua Zimm, M.D. Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Earlobe Repair

Can Torn Earlobes Be Corrected

Many mothers have had their earlobes torn or elongated by a baby's tug on their earrings. Earrings also catch on clothing and other objects, resulting in torn or elongated earlobes. Torn or elongated earlobes can be easily repaired surgically, usually in Dr. Zimm's office. Procedures are typically performed under local anesthesia, sutures are placed on both sides of the earlobe and can be removed 1 week later.

Earlobes usually heal quickly with minimal scarring. In most cases, the earlobe can be pierced again six weeks after surgery to receive light-weight earrings.

Post Op Instructions

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Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
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