Split Earlobe Repair
Split or elongated earlobes are a common problem, caused by wearing heavy ear rings over many years, or using flesh tunnels to stretch the earlobe. A split earlobe can also be caused by an ear ring being tugged or caught, causing the earlobe to tear.
Earlobe repair surgery, known as lobuloplasty, is performed under local anaesthetic in outpatients and will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes for both ears.
It’s a straightforward procedure whereby any excess tissue is removed and very fine, dissolvable stitches are then used to carefully stitch back together the two split areas.
The results will depend on the extent of the damage. Elongated holes or splits will repair with very minimal scarring. If the earlobe is very stretched they can be repaired but are less likely to look as natural as they once did.
Earlobes should be fully healed in 4 – 6 weeks but heavy ear rings should be avoided for 6 months. Scars will fade over time with proper care.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Split Earlobe Repair is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Split Earlobe Repair treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread the cost of your treatment over a number of months. If you are using your health insurance, please contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience