Split Earlobe Repair (=Torn Earlobe Surgery)
On the picture you can see a complete tear / split of the earlobe. There are various lengths of incomplete tears and they can also be repaired easily. The repair is a simple minor surgical procedure under Local Anaesthetic. The final result is usually a thin neat scar which generally fades over time. You can re-pierce your ear 3 months after the procedure, but be aware the scar tissue is never quite as sturdy as skin and it is probably wise to just wear studs.
Is a split earlobe repair painful?
We will use local anaesthetic and the pain is usually quite mile and no more severe than a cut. Most patients are absolutely fine. Simple painkillers like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol or intermittent icing will all reduce pain.
What is the process?
Once you have booked the consultation online we will send you links to an application and consent form. We will ask you to complete the application form as thoroughly as possible including the upload a picture. When completing the consent form we want you to ask as many questions as you want.
Once you have had your consultation on the phone and we have agreed the repair you are invited to make an appointment at our clinic. The repair of a split earlobe is almost always completely pain free and takes about 1/2 hr. The pain of the local anaestetic is mild to moderate and lasts for a few seconds only.
The torn skin edges are excised in a V-shaped pattern and the fresh edges are then stitched together with sutures which need to remain in place for about a week.
Work, Exercise, Alcohol & Smoking
Its probably wise to rest for the remainder of the day. Different local anesthetic brands give different advice, but its probably wise not to drive after local anaesthetic and avoid exercise and alcohol for 48 hours. The infection risk decreases dramatically if you stop smoking 3 weeks before the procedure.
|Consultation Fee (Non refundable)||£60|
|Split Earlobe Repair (One)||£435|
|Split Earlobe Repair (Two)||£635|
We do not currently carry out enlarged / stretched earlobe repairs. Also, earlobes with more than 1 tear need an individual assessment.
Surgery at Thames Valley Surgical Services
If you wish to have your lump surgically removed, please contact us on 07973 66 33 55. We will freeze your skin using local anaesthetic prior to skin surgery.
If you wish to make an appointment you can contact us or book a clinic appointment online. Alternatively you can ask for a telephone appointment. If you do so, please read the section “How TVVS works”, thoroughly. If you are worried about pain, please click here to see how we provide painfree surgery.
More Information: For a glossary on minor surgery terms, click here
Locations Appropriate for Referral or Treatment:
We provide Minor Surgery / Skin Surgery for Lipomas, Cysts, Warts, Moles, Skin Tags, Xanthelasmas and Split Earlobes in Maidenhead, Berkshire, which is near Windsor and Ascot and Heathrow Airport and close to London, South Buckinghamshire, South Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey. We are adjacent to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow, and Twyford. We are close to Slough, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Egham, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter, Northolt, Harrow, Wembley, Rickmansworth, Richmond, Twickenham, Staines, Virginia Water, Sunningdale and Sunninghill, Ruislip, Reading, Wokingham, West Drayton, Uxbridge, Farnborough, Woking, Guildford. Oxford, Banbury, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Essex, Sussex, Kent, Swindon, Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath, Brighton, Eastborne and Southhampton are all no more than an 45 minutes to 2 hours away. We are also accessible to certain locations in South Wales