Earlobe Repair in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Earlobe Repair

Introduction to Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair

After years of wearing heavy earrings, holes can stretch and look deformed.

A piercing hole may no longer suit your cosmetic or functional needs due to elongation that occurs over time. In some cases, earlobes may permanently stretch, tear, or split under the weight of heavy or oversized earrings.

RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa can repair the hole by simply stitching an elongated earring hole or a torn earlobe to total reconstruction.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type


Treatment Time

30 mins



Back to Work

1-2 Days

Total Recovery Time

Two weeks

Duration of Results


# of Treatments


Treatment overview

The type and extent of damage will determine the exact method used to repair a damaged earlobe.

In some cases, the skin around the damaged hole is removed and then the hole is stitched closed. In other cases, Dr. Lu may need to create a small flap that restructures the natural shape of the earlobe.

Gauge repair, depending on the size of the gauge used to stretch the earlobe, can be more involved. The surgery involves closing the hole of a piercing or gauge. Sutures are removed in 7-10 days following surgery. The earlobe may be re-pierced in 6-8 weeks, but will need to be pierced away from the previous hole. Gauge repair is approached with different techniques. Essentially, the surgeon must reconstruct the entire earlobe.

The surgery involves the removal of any scar tissue and the creation of the flap of tissue to support ran earring. Sutures are removed 7-10 days following surgery.


Benefits of Earlobe Repair

  • Earlobe repair fixes the split and enables you to wear earrings again.
  • Greater Confidence in Your Appearance
  • Improved Jewelry Possibilities
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How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different.

Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

The Recovery

The recovery is simple. Most patients can shower one to two days after the surgery.

Occasionally, there is some swelling or bruising of the earlobe that can last for a few days. You may need to apply an antibiotic ointment on the earlobe daily to aid healing. Most patients do not need pain medication, but you may take over-the-counter medications if you experience light pain or discomfort. Keep area dry and intact for 12 hours.

For the first 48 hours please avoid any kind of straining. Strenuous activities should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks, especially contact sports in which your ear could be bumped. After that gradually increase your activities so you are back to normal by the end of the fourth week.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Earlobe Repair

 Earlobe Repair in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Book Your Earlobe Repair

A younger, rejuvenated face is just one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your consultation to learn more about earlobe repair and the personalized surgery process at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.

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Happy patients


Dr Lu and his associates are wonderful and always explain everything in detail. They took time to answer all my questions and my surgery results look better than I anticipated.
-Nina Whittaker
Amazing service every time, Dr. Lu has truly been amazing and I couldn’t be happier with my results!! Highly recommend.
-Arlette Raudales
Nurses very attentive and Dr. Lu was very interested in my needs and concerns!
-Ricardo Carranza
This has been a truly life changing experience! I am more happy and excited to see what my body can now do, but more importantly look like. Dr. Lu and the team are life changers! The staff is above and beyond friendly and helpful!
-Nelson Jefferson

Dr. Lu and his staff were professional, efficient and very friendly throughout the entire process. They addressed any concern I had and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed with any appointment and they made me feel like I was a priority.

On the day of the surgery, any nerves I had were reassured by the professionalism and experience Dr. Lu and his staff demonstrated. It was great getting a text from Dr. Lu the next day to see how I was doing, and knowing I could text him any time with concerns or questions.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lu for any cosmetic surgery, he’s the best in the area. I had gone to a plastic surgeon a couple years ago in Schaumburg and I had a totally different experience. The staff there seemed ‘bothered’ with questions I asked and the doctor made some troubling comments when I had expressed some concerns about my results. So when I met Dr. Lu, I knew I was making the right choice to have him do my surgery.

-Dru Hay

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