Why Consider Earlobe Repair In Boston?

In plastic surgery practices, one of the most common procedure requested by patients is ear lobe surgery.  Earlobe Repair Boston is not a complicated process and patients seek it out when their ears impact the aesthetics of the face and their ability to wear the earrings they prefer.

Earlobe reconstruction or repair surgery can address:

  • Saggy earlobes from years of wearing heavy earrings
  • Unsightly earlobes from improper prior piercing technique
  • Natural congenital deformities in the shape and size of the earlobes
  • Traumatic injury to one or both earlobes
  • Enlarged piercings from intentionally stretching or gauging


The delicate earlobes are one of the body’s vulnerable areas, susceptible to harm, and what can add to that concern is that the damage occurs in a conspicuously visible location. Trauma or, more frequently, mishaps during piercing procedures can result in earlobe damage. Heavy earrings are often the culprits, causing earlobes to stretch, elongate, or even split. There’s a solution for earlobe damage: Through an earlobe repair surgery, patients from Boston, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Natick, Framingham, and the broader Greater Boston western suburbs, as well as those from Providence, RI; southern New Hampshire; and southern Vermont and beyond, can restore the appearance of their earlobes and confidently resume wearing earrings.

Our Earlobe Repair Procedure

Can a ripped earlobe be repaired? Yes.

Earlobe repairs are in-office procedures performed under local anesthesia. Once the area has been sufficiently numbed, Dr. Numa will remove a portion of the earlobe skin and then suture the earlobe together. Incisions are typically created in a natural fold or crease to lessen the appearance of long term scarring.  In most cases, the resulting scar is not apparent to the casual observer.

Ear Lobe Surgery Recovery

The recovery following earlobe reduction surgery is relatively easy and returning to your regular routine post-earlobe surgery is a straightforward and uncomplicated process. Ears should be kept dry and exercise should be avoided for the first 48 hours. Apart from the temporary abstention from wearing jewelry during the healing period and taking care to avoid any accidental bumps to your earlobes (especially during activities like hair brushing), you can continue with most of your daily work and social engagements. Once the earlobe has fully healed in about 6 weeks, re-piercing can be done using small stud earrings.

Dr. Numa will place a small amount of medical tape over the sutures to protect them after surgery. After one week, sutures will be removed and a small piece of medical tape will be applied to the earlobe to further protect it. Dr. Numa will provide personalized post-procedure care instructions tailored to your specific needs during a detailed discussion and, as always, please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Schedule A Consultation For Earlobe Repair Surgery In Boston

Whether your ear damage stems from an accident or issues related to earring use, Dr. William Numa is a double-board certified Plastic Surgeon with the experience to help. As an experienced plastic surgeon who has written books on the topic that are currently being used to instruct medical students, Dr. Numa provides a comprehensive range of cosmetic surgery procedures, among them, expert earlobe repair surgery, stretched earlobe repair surgery, etc. Count on Dr. Numa’s seasoned approach for exceptional results without conspicuous scarring when addressing earlobe tears. Take the first step by reaching out for a consultation today—call (617) 694-6678 or complete a contact form to initiate the process.


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