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Earlobe Repair Beverly Hills CA – Dr. Dennis Dass

Earlobes are the normal skin appendage at the lower end of the cartilaginous ear. The ears are frequently pierced for earrings and accessories. Earrings place the earlobes at risk for getting damaged.

Earlobe Tears

Simple tears in the earlobe can result from earrings being pulled out. The injury results in earlobe clefting or a bifid earlobe. This type tear will not heal and close by itself. Surgical repair of the earlobe will be necessary to repair an earlobe tear.

Earlobe Gauges

Earlobe gauges, or earlobe plugs, became a popular practice some time ago. As trends come and go, people are likely to desire removal of the gauges. After the gauge is removed, the hole will shrink little bit over several months. However, the earlobe will not completely revert to its pre stretched state, and will be permanently deformed. People are quite surprised that removal of gauge earrings, does not always allow the hole to close like a standard ear piercing. In some cases the earlobe deformity can be quite severe. The ear reconstruction for closure can be quite complex.


Earlobe surgery is a very artistic surgery. Earlobe repair, for both torn earlobes and gauged earlobes, can be performed as an outpatient surgery under local anesthesia. The cost of the surgery will be dependent on the extent of the deformity. Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, irregularity along the border of the ear, and need for additional revisions. The healing time takes a few weeks. You will not be able to re pierce your ears for about 3 months.

If you have an earlobe deformity, earlobe tear, or gauged earlobes, and need them repaired, call our Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Center today.

Related Surgeries:

Earlobe Reduction

Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

About Dr. Dennis Dass

About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmD

Dennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.

Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.

Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.