Split ear lobes are commonly caused by wearing heavy earrings, multiple piercing or accidental tugging on the earlobes by a child pulling on their mother’s earrings.
The repair is done by injecting local anesthetic in the ear lobe followed by repair of the torn edges by taking sutures. A dressing is applied at the completion of the procedure.
- Review consultation in 2 days Redressing is done.
- Suture removal after 8-10 days.
- Re-piercing can be done after 16 weeks.
- Keloid Scar
- Hypertrophic scar
- Asymmetrical ear lobes
- Non-healing or a wound breakdown
- Delayed Healing