ent treatment in Sarjapur road, Bangalore

Ear Piercing and Ear Lobe Repair

ENT treatment in Sarjapur road, Bangalore

The procedure for ear piercing is relatively simple and only takes a few minutes. Ear lobe repair is a surgical procedure to correct a torn or stretched ear lobe. The earlobe is the fleshy lower part of the ear that hangs down from the main body of the ear. It is attached to the side of the head by a thin piece of skin called the earlobe crease. Earlobe creases can be caused by injury, ageing, or wearing heavy earrings. Earlobe repair is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning the person undergoing surgery does not need to stay in the hospital overnight. 

Why is the procedure performed?

There are a number of reasons why people might elect to have surgery to repair their earlobes. Some people have torn their earlobes due to trauma, while others may have had them stretched out due to wearing heavy earrings. Earlobe surgery can also be done for cosmetic reasons, to create a more symmetrical appearance, or to reduce the size of large earlobes. Book an appointment for the best treatment in Bangalore.

Pre-procedure preparations:

  • The patient will be asked to remove any jewellery or other objects from the earlobe. 

  • The area around the earlobe will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution. 

  • A local anaesthetic will be injected into the earlobe. 

  • The surgeon will make an incision in the earlobe. 

  • The earlobe will be repaired with stitches. -A dressing will be applied to the earlobe.


There are two main types of earlobe repair surgery: suturing and grafting. In suturing, the surgeon simply sews the earlobe back together. In grafting, the surgeon takes a small piece of skin from another part of the body (usually the back of the ear) and uses it to repair the earlobe. The surgery is usually done under local anesthesia, meaning that the person is awake but does not feel pain during the procedure.

  • The first step is to clean the area around the earlobe. This helps to prevent infection.

  • Next, the surgeon makes a small cut in the earlobe.

  • The surgeon then inserts a small piece of surgical tape or suture material into the cut. 

  • The surgeon ties the surgical tape or suture material to the healthy tissue of the earlobe.

  • The surgeon cuts off the excess surgical tape or suture material. 

  • The surgeon closes the incision with stitches.

  •  Finally, the surgeon applies a dressing to the earlobe.

After procedure:

If the earlobe was split or torn entirely through, the ends would be sewn back together with fine sutures. If only a small piece was removed, the edges will be brought together with sutures or skin adhesives. The incisions will be covered with a dressing, which is usually removed the day after surgery. Stitches or skin adhesives will need to be removed five to seven days after surgery. Visit Manipal Hospitals, the best ent hospital in Bangalore.

These are a few steps aftercare of ear lobe repair that should be followed: 

  • Keep the wound clean and dry. 

  • Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the wound. 

  •  Cover the wound with a clean, dry bandage.

  • Change the bandage as needed. 

  • Avoid getting the wound wet.

  • Avoid pulling on the earlobe. 

  • Avoid wearing earrings until the wound has healed.

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