Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(1): 39-45
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-822957
Copyright © 2004 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.

Repair of the Torn Earlobe

Deborah Watson1
  • 1Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
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22 March 2004 (online)

There exists a variety of techniques to repair torn earlobes. Some of these methods preserve the original earring hole during the earlobe repair, but many authors advocate complete closure of the torn earlobe and repiercing it at a later time. This article reviews the published techniques for earlobe repair. Illustrations accompany some of the different methods, and helpful recommendations are listed for a surgical approach to torn earlobes.