Frequently, the earlobe will be torn when an earring pulls down through the earlobe tissue, either from a sudden yank (telephone, children) or just from the weight of a heavy earring working through the lobe.
The split earlobe is sutured back together as an easy office procedure, with just lidocaine in the skin for numbing. A new earring hole can usually be placed at the same time. We normally ask patients coming for the procedure to bring a small stud earring (nothing dangly or heavy), either gold or surgical steel, to be placed at that time.
Following earlobe repair, sutures stay in for ten to twelve days, but there are very few limitations during this time.
Call 972-981-7144 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kerner, or email us.