Earlobe Repair

Houston Dermatology Specialists in Cypress, Texas, offers surgical and nonsurgical earlobe repair. Piercings and heavy earrings put your ears at risk for earlobe stretching, which can eventually lead to a torn earlobe. Fortunately, there are multiple options for cosmetic repair.

How does earlobe repair work?

To add support and volume to the earlobe, we use injectable dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®. If the earlobe has torn or is at risk for tear, we perform a surgical earlobe repair.  

Dr. Christopher Downing, board certified dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon at Houston Dermatology Specialists
Christopher Downing, M.D., FAAD

Your Partner in Skin Health

Dr. Christopher Downing is a double board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon serving the Cypress and Houston communities. He trained for years to provide his patients the best in dermatological care. His mission for establishing Houston Dermatology Specialists was to create a practice in which delivering professional, conscientious, and personalized care for patients is the #1 priority.

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What is it like to have earlobe repair done?

For a nonsurgical repair, Dr. Downing will use injectable fillers, and the procedure only takes a few minutes. For a surgical repair, a local numbing medication will be used to anesthetize the area, and sutures will be used to repair the earlobe. Sutures are typically left in place for 1 week.

When can I re-pierce my ear after earlobe repair?

Typically after a surgical repair, it is best to wait for 3 to 6 months before re-piercing.

How much does earlobe repair cost?

Earlobe repair is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance. During your consultation, Dr. Downing and his team will discuss pricing with you. 

Request Your Earlobe Repair Consultation

To meet with Dr. Downing and his team, please request a consultation online or give us a call at (713) 487-8233. We look forward to meeting you.

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