Slit earlobes, torn earlobes, gauged earlobes, or slot earlobes can be a nuisance to many women and men who have worn large or heavy earrings. These earrings can create a long slit in the earlobe and sometimes tear through the bottom of the earlobe.
Earlobe repair is a straightforward procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. The earlobe is repaired and the stitches are absorbable. The earlobe can then be re-pierced in 6-8 weeks.
Large earlobes can also be reduced in size at the same time. Earlobes that are too thin can be made to appear more plump with filler products such as Restylane or Juvederm.