Ear Lobe Reconstruction and Repair

Do you need ear lobe repair for damaged or stretched ears? Do you need your stretched ear lobe holes stitched closed for an army application? Have your heavy earrings migrated and split your ear lobes?

You’ve come to the right place!

Please note that there will be a price increase from the 1st of September (Single £360, Double £680)

Full Procedure Details

 

To achieve the most natural result, you must remove the jewellery from the damaged area for a minimum of six weeks before the procedure. This only applies if the hole is bigger than 10mm, if not then one week is fine. This does not apply for heavy/ripped earring repair as you don’t have to leave it out at all.

If your holes are 30mm+ you need to leave your jewellery out for a minimum of ten weeks – why is this? Click here for more information. The longer you can leave it out, the better the result will be. We will not be able to perform the procedure if you have only removed your jewellery on the day of your appointment (and yes, we will be able to tell).

We need to see photos of your ear lobe(s) before you book your appointment to assess procedure suitability. Please email them to [email protected] and wait for confirmation.

The actual procedure itself is very quick; usually only ten minutes per ear once the preparation is done.

Non-dissolvable 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 between 5-10 days later. You will be advised of the ideal removal date at your appointment. Many of our clients have removed their stitches themselves very easily, but if you have any doubts, please go to your nearest walk-in clinic to have them removed by a nurse.
Why do we use non-dissolvable sutures? – click here.

We recommend bringing someone with you so that you are not alone for the journey back (in case of light-headedness, dizzyness or nausea – common if you haven’t eaten enough). They can also be in the treatment room with you. If you are planning on driving here, we recommend having someone else drive you home. 

The scarring will slowly dissipate over 12 months. Bio-oil or similar products can be applied at night to help reduce the scarring.

You can have your ears re-pierced after 6 weeks but only by needle piercing (gun piercing will make your scarring worse). 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.

If you are under 18 years old, you must bring a parent/guardian to your appointment.

You can view my latest work on Instagram here.

Stretched ear repair costs £310 for a single hole/split. It costs £580 for two ears with one hole/split on each ear. If you have two holes or splits on the same ear (Twin Split) the cost is £460.

As ear lobe reconstruction procedures are no longer offered on the NHS the only alternatives are private cosmetic surgeries or advanced aesthetic clinics. Private cosmetic surgery prices are extortionate and completely financially unfeasible for most people. Our services are half the price because we don’t use injectable anaesthetic, we use topical anaesthetic instead which contains the same active ingredient (Lidocaine) and is equally effective on thin tissue areas such as ear lobes. We have done over 3000 reconstructions this way with no sensitivity issues.

YOU MUST APPLY the anaesthetic cream (purchase here) as instructed or we will not perform the procedure! If you arrive without the cream applied you will lose your deposit and will have to reschedule your appointment.

There are many reasons people consider having ear lobe reconstruction, especially as it’s such a quick and easy 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 reconstruction options for all causes, types and shapes of damaged ears that simply involves having the ear lobe sewn up.

We can remove the stretched hole completely by sewing up the ear lobe through reconstruction as shown in my portfolio here. 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. We can also remove ear piercing holes that haven’t been stretched, however the scarring from the procedure will most likely look the same as the hole and is rarely worth it.