earlobe repair in NYC

Earlobe Repair in Manhattan by Dr. Pearlman

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Welcome to Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for earlobe repair in NYC on Park Avenue.

From stretched lobes through aging or gauged ears, to fully torn earlobes, Dr. Pearlman is a renowned facial plastic surgeon who can correct a number of earlobe issues to restore your ears.

Restoring for an aesthetically pleasing look.

Do you have damaged earlobes because of injuries, large and heavy earrings, or gauged ears?

If you want to fix earlobe repair concerns such as a torn, stretched, or split earlobes, consider earlobe repair in NYC with Dr. Pearlman. This procedure restores the normal shape and contours of your earlobe.

The Benefits of an Earlobe Repair in NYC

Restores normal earlobe appearance and contours

Ensures overall facial symmetry and balance

Restores your ability to wear earrings

Outpatient procedure that typically takes up to 20 minutes per ear

Safe procedure with very low risk of complications

Imperceptible scarring

Minimal pain and discomfort after the procedure

Minimal recovery period

Improves confidence

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Why choose Dr. Pearlman?

Dr. Pearlman is a Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with a keen understanding of facial anatomy. He carefully and patiently examines your unique anatomy to curate a treatment plan that ensures your earlobes are proportional and symmetrical with your face to create the best procedure plan for you.

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What Earlobe Repair Can Fix

Earlobe repair surgeries treat a wide range of earlobe damage, but these conditions can broadly be placed into the following categories — stretched out earlobes, earlobe tears or splits, and earlobe abnormalities.

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Stretched Earlobes

The earlobe piercing may get stretched because of heavy earrings or ear gauging that can stretch your cartilage down over time. With traditional earrings, as the piercing stretches down, the hole becomes too large for ear studs. An earlobe repair reduces the size of the earlobes or closes the gap created from gauged ears.

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Earlobe Tears or Splits

An earlobe tear refers to a situation wherein the split extends all the way down the earlobe, splitting it in two. It usually occurs when from an action that forcibly removes an earring such as a hairbrush, caught in a sweater or pulled by an infant. During the earlobe repair, Dr. Pearlman cuts away the healed parts of the insides of the earlobe hole, and sutures the two sides together, allowing them to heal together. Depending on the defect, he may employ plastic surgical techniques such as Z-Plasty or rotation flaps.

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Earlobe Abnormalities

This refers to various aesthetic abnormalities, such as an unusually large, elongated, or fleshy earlobe. Dr. Pearlman can make the necessary modifications to ensure your earlobe’s proportion to the rest of your facial anatomy. Earlobe reduction is commonly performed with a Facelift.

Treatment Details

Treatment Duration:

1.5 hours


None. You can get your earlobes re-pierced after 3 months.

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A Consultation With Dr. Pearlman

How it Works

Consultation for Earlobe Repair

The Procedure


You’ll meet with Dr. Pearlman for an earlobe repair consultation at our office on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Dr. Pearlman listens to your concerns and desired results from this procedure. He examines the earlobe damage, discusses your aesthetic goals, and curates the ideal treatment plan for your specific needs.

During the procedure, our Dr. Pearlman administers local anesthesia to numb the region. Next, he makes the incisions, depending on the region and type of damage. We may remove or refigure traumatically damaged tissue to restore the earlobes to functional and aesthetic perfection as closely as possible. Finally, he sutures the earlobes. The surgery typically takes up to 20 minute per ear.

You may experience swelling, bruising, and itching immediately after the earlobe repair procedure. Dr. Pearlman will prescribe some painkillers and antibiotic ointment to apply on the incisions.

The sutures will have to be removed in a few days, but you can resume most of your daily activities the day after surgery. You should allow your earlobes to heal for at least 3 months before getting them re-pierced.

Whether you receive surgery for ear repair in NYC to mend gauged ears, split earlobes, or another concern, your results will restore your ears to a pleasing look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Earlobe Repair

Am I a suitable candidate for earlobe repair in NYC?

An earlobe repair is a minor surgical procedure, so it’s suitable for most people with split, torn, or otherwise abnormal earlobes. You should consider an earlobe repair if:

  • Your earlobes are severely damaged due to trauma or jewelry
  • You can’t wear earrings or studs anymore because of large earlobes
  • Your earlobes aren’t proportional or symmetrical
  • Your earlobes have torn all the way through
  • You are physically and mentally healthy
  • You don’t have underlying health conditions that may impede the healing process
  • You don’t have a history of excessive scarring

Does insurance cover split earlobe repair?

No, insurance does not cover split earlobe repair. This is because the surgery is cosmetic, not functional.

How much does ear lobe surgery cost?

Ear lobe surgery costs $1,000 to $2,000 per ear.

Will a split earlobe repair itself?

No, a split earlobe will not repair itself. The only way to mend a split or torn earlobe is through earlobe repair surgery.


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Persistent in the Pursuit of Perfection

For decades, Dr. Pearlman has been persistent in his search for perfection as a top facial surgeon in New York. He brings evolution, experience, expertise, and uniqueness to his patients in our Park Avenue office. The goal of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to help patients to actualize their ideal self-image for the highest level of personal authenticity and attractiveness possible. Dr. Pearlman couples an attentive bedside manner and genuine concern for his patients’ welfare to deliver the best earlobe repair results.

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