Dr. Steven Robinson of the Plastic Surgery Group

Split Earlobe Repair

Surgery for Split, Enlarged and Stretched Earlobes

Split earlobes can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the condition happens suddenly when an earring becomes caught and causes a torn earlobe. At other times, the earlobe becomes split gradually as a pierced hole slowly enlarges to the point that earrings can no longer be held within it. While the condition is most common in women, it can certainly occur in men as well.

It may also occur if the ear has been pierced in the wrong place, such as too low on the lobe. A recent trend has involved placing large plugs or discs in the earlobe to stretch the area.

Many people think they just have to live with this problem and can never wear earrings again, but that isn’t at all the case. Today, there is a plastic surgery procedure that can repair split ear lobes.

You may also decide to combine split earlobe repair with other cosmetic procedures, which can save you both time and money. Some patients receive a facelift, mini facelift, mid facelift, chin contouring, or rhinoplasty (nose surgery) concurrent with earlobe surgery.

What Happens During Split Earlobe Repair?

Dr. Robinson repairs split earlobes, as well as enlarged earlobes and stretched earlobes. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

Split earlobe repair takes only about a half hour, and following the healing process, Dr. Robinson will re-pierce it for you. The surgery is quite simple, so no one should have to live with this condition.

Dr. Robinson is a board certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience performing this procedure, as well as other types of ear surgery.

Split Ear Lobe Repair Recovery

The healing process takes several weeks before the ear can be re-pieced, but almost everyone decides to have the re-piercing done. You can expect some minor swelling and soreness, but most patients are surprised by the ease of the recovery.

Your Consultation for Split Earlobe Repair in Ohio

At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will discuss everything you need to know about split, stretched, or enlarged earlobe repair. You will also see earlobe repair before and after photos of others who have had the surgery.

When you’re ready to repair your split, enlarged, or stretched earlobes and wear earrings again, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic earlobe surgery at one of our offices: 1 Plastic Surgery Plaza, 4850 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or 7162 Liberty Centre Drive Suite C, West Chester, OH 45069. You may contact us by the email form provided. You may also call us at (513) 791-4440 for the Cincinnati location or (513) 769-3223 for the West Chester location.


(513) 791-4440 (Cincinnati)

(513) 769-3223 (West Chester)

(614) 326-4661 (Columbus)

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Our Offices

1 Plastic Surgery Plaza
4850 Red Bank Expressway
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 791-4440

7162 Liberty Centre Drive
Suite C
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 769-3223