Ear Lobe Reconstruction
Do you need ear lobe repair for stretched ears? Do you need your stretched ear lobe holes stitched closed? Have your heavy earrings migrated and split your ear lobes?
Our ear lobe reconstruction, repair and reduction services are:
£260 for a single ear lobe reconstruction (one hole/split)
£480 for double ear lobe reconstruction (two holes/splits in one appointment)
£390 for twin ear lobe reconstruction (two holes/splits on the same ear in one appointment)
There is one pricing exception – information and images here.
We can remove the stretched hole completely by sewing up the ear lobe as shown in the photos. Alternatively, we can repair stretched ear lobes (that have been split or weakened) by removing the damaged tissue and stitching the healthy tissue together. This will shrink the current size of the hole, but will allow you to stretch further once fully healed.
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 £600 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, plugs or stretchers, later find themselves looking for work in industries were this modification is unsafe or simply not allowed and therefore need to have their lobes stitched up. 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 that simply involves having the ear lobe sewn up.
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. We advise having any jewellery out of your ears for a minimum of 6 weeks to achieve the most natural result. The longer you can leave them out, the better the result will be. We will not perform the procedure if you have only removed your tunnels on the day of your appointment (and yes we will be able to tell).
It is advised that you eat before your appointment. 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 or nausea – 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. 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.
If you want to have your ears re-pierced you can do so after 6 weeks (needle piercing only, not gun). Re-stretching your ears after this procedure will be very difficult and will likely take twice as long, if not longer, due to the scar tissue.