Ear Lobe Repair

Ear Lobe Repair Have you ever wondered why your ear holes have become big? Or, What can you do to prevent them from enlarging any further?

We have prepared this article as a complete guide to help you out with large ear holes or split earlobes. We have tried to keep things as simple as possible but as the nature of things are sometimes medical procedures become a tad difficult to explain.

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What are the benefits of Earlobe repair?

  • Ears are an essential part of the face. Any abnormality is immediately noticeable. Enlarged ear holes or split earlobes don’t look aesthetically pleasing.
  • Earlobe repair is a day care procedure, and you don’t have to stay back. It takes around an hour for the entire procedure.
  • It is a quick, easy and painless way to restore the earlobe permanently.
  • You can get an ear piercing again.

So, Why do the ear holes enlarge or split in the first place?

Weight of the Earrings

Heavy ear rings with Thin stalk or hook tend to cut through more easily. Thus an ear ring with a thicker hook or stud is preferable if your ear holes have a tendency to enlarge.


During the natural process of ageing, the skin gradually loses collagen and elastin fibres which give strength, elasticity, and tightness to the skin.

Genetic Makeup

Shape and position of various parts of the face are also linked to our genetic traits like the shape of the nose, eye colour, eyebrows, lips etc.


Smoking accelerates the natural ageing process by restricting the blood flow to the skin. This increased ageing of the skin and decreased collagen and elastin fibres result in the loose wrinkled skin.


Sometimes earlobes may get cut because of trauma. Earloops may be pulled by getting entangled in stuff, or maybe a small child pulls at it too hard.

Suture-less Glue repair vs Sutured Earlobe Repair? (Which is better)

The suture-less glue repair may leave a scar that is not flush with the surface of the earlobe. The inwards dipping suture-line catches the light at the wrong angles and creates a shadow along the ridge making the scar very prominent. The incision scar may also widen with time.

On the other hand, sutured repair causes the inconvenience of returning to the clinic for suture removal after seven days but produces a much better and thin scar which is generally flush with the surface of the earlobe.

The reason is that sutures grab the skin as well as the soft tissue inside and hold them together while the tissues heal. Glue approximates the skin surfaces only, and the healing soft tissue beneath the skin shrinks away from each other causing valley like a deep final incision scar.

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