Ear Lobe Reconstruction
Do you need ear lobe repair for stretched ears? Are you having difficulty stretching further due to damaged tissue or thin lobes? Have your heavy earrings stretched your ear lobes and grown out?
Our ear lobe reconstruction, repair and reduction services are all £260 for a single ear lobe or £480 for both ear lobes (in one session). There is one exception to that price – more information here.
We can repair stretched ear lobes (that have been split or weakened) by removing the damaged tissue and connecting the healthy tissue together. This will shrink the current size of the hole, but will allow you to stretch further once fully healed. Alternatively we can repair the hole completely by removing the damaged excess tissue from the ear lobe.
As this procedure is no longer offered on the NHS the only alternatives are private cosmetic surgeries or body modification studios. Private cosmetic surgery prices range from £300 to £1000 per ear and is completely financially unfeasible for most people. We use the exact same equipment, sterilisation methods and procedure here, except we aren’t out to rip you off! There’s a reason cosmetic surgeons drive Porsches!
There are many reasons people consider this minor surgical procedure. Some people, having intentionally stretched their ear lobes to wear tunnels or stretchers, later find themselves looking for work in industries were this modification is unsafe or simply not allowed. Others may have unintentionally stretched their lobes after decades of wearing heavy, dangly earrings. This can result in elongated lobe piercing holes or in some cases, if the jewellery has migrated (grown out) far enough, can split the lobe completely. We have ear lobe repair options for all causes, types and shapes of damaged ears.
If you are ready to go ahead with the procedure you can book in for it using our online grid. Please read the confirmation email very carefully and reply to it with photos of your ear lobe(s). If you are under 18 years old, you must bring a parent/guardian to your appointment.
It is advised that you eat before your appointment. Please allow three hours for the appointment (double) even though the procedure itself only takes around 30 minutes per ear. I also recommend bringing someone with you if possible so that you aren’t alone for the journey back (in case of light-headedness, dizzyness – common if you haven’t eaten enough). If you are planning on driving, I recommend having someone else drive you home.
Non-absorbable suture stitches are used in this procedure, so a follow-up appointment is required 8-12 days later to remove them. You can book in at your local GP or visit a walk-in clinic to have the stitches removed. Many of my clients have also removed their stitches themselves, but if you have any doubts, please go to your nearest walk-in clinic as it only takes 5 minutes to remove them. Why we use non-absorbable sutures (click here).
The scarring will dissipate over 12 months. Bio-oil or similar can be applied overnight (only after the skin has completely healed) to reduce the scarring.