As ear gauging has become increasingly popular in the U.S., especially among teenagers, so has the reversal of earlobe stretching through surgical repair. Many individuals seek correction as they age and find the fad no longer fits their lifestyle.
Earlobes can also sustain damage, stretching and tearing from long-term wear of heavy earrings or from an acute accident whereby the earring is pulled and the lobe is torn.
Earlobe repair is a simple procedure in which Dr. MacPhee removes any excess tissue and closes the hole by stitching the remaining tissue back together. In most cases, no scarring is visible, and patients can often have their ears re-pierced if they choose to do so in the future.