American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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3 years ago

Earlobe repair

What's the procedure for repair to stretched out pierced earring holes and what is the cost?

Procedure: Ear Surgery
Location: Battle Creek, MI

Replies 3

Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon

Repairing earlobes damaged by earrings requires removing the piercing hole completely and closing the skin back together. After healing for several weeks, the earlobe may be re-pierced. This procedure is usually done in the office with just local anesthesia and takes about 15 minutes. Sutures are removed after one week. In my office it runs $500 and includes the re-piercing, but other plastic surgeons might charge more or less.

Robert Buchanan
ASPS Surgeon
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Stretched earlobe piercings are easily corrected in the office under local anesthesia. Price varies between localities, whether it is one ear or two and how complex the repair will be (determined by location, tissue thinning, and closeness to the edge).

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Corrective earlobe surgery is common and can be done with an in-office procedure. Price will depend on the procedure needed to achieve your goals.


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