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Earlobe Repair

Manhattan Dermatology

General, Surgical, & Cosmetic Dermatology & Mohs Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY

When your beautiful earrings become a drag — literally — on your ears, they can stretch or tear your earlobe. Dr. William T. Long, a dermatologic surgeon at Manhattan Dermatology, expertly repairs your earlobe with a simple in-office procedure. If you live or work in New York City’s Murray Hill and Midtown East, restore your ear’s health and youthful appearance with earlobe repair. Call the helpful Manhattan Dermatology team or book your appointment online.

Earlobe Repair Q & A

Why do my earlobes look longer than they used to?

When your skin loses elasticity and plumpness due to aging, the changes aren’t limited to your face or breasts. Earlobes, too, become thinner and saggier due to the loss of collagen and the effects of gravity.

If you wear earrings, the weight of your jewelry adds extra stress to your earlobes. Over time, your lobes stretch. You may even notice that your earrings don’t sit as high in the piercing as they did when you were younger, or that the piercing itself has become elongated.

What should I do if I tear my earlobe?

Large hoops and dangling earrings can snag or get caught on objects. If you move too quickly, the earring can rip straight through your lobe. If this happens to you, don’t panic; Dr. Mitchell can surgically repair and restore your lobe at Manhattan Dermatology.

If you have an emergency and have torn your earlobe, contact Manhattan Dermatology right away. Dr. Mitchell will fit you into the schedule as soon as possible.

What happens when I get earlobe repair?

Earlobe repair is a simple, in-office procedure that takes no more than 30 to 60 minutes per ear. If your earlobes are stretched out, Dr. Mitchell changes their shape to look shorter and more youthful, too.

You need only a local anesthetic to control pain.

Is there downtime after earlobe repair?

Your earlobes may feel a little sore after your surgery, but there’s no real downtime. You return to your regular daily activities right after your surgery.

However, you won’t be able to wear your earrings, because Dr. Mitchell completely repairs your ear, and closes your original piercing.

Can I add in other services when I get earlobe repair?

If you’re improving the aesthetics of a stretched-out earlobe, it’s a great time to add in other aesthetic and rejuvenating procedures. You can combine earlobe repair with cosmetic dermatology services such as:

  • Laser resurfacing
  • Laser skin tightening
  • Wrinkle removal with Botox®
  • Wrinkle removal with Restylane®
  • Facial volume restoration with Voluma® and Sculptra®
  • Chemical peels
  • Unwanted hair or vein removal


When you’re ready to restore your earlobes, contact Dr. William Long. Book your appointment online, phone the friendly staff, or walk in if you have a torn earlobe.

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