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Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair Surgery at Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre

Length of Surgery

30 mins

Earlobe Repair

Short and


Price Range

$750-1,000 Plus HST

Earlobe repair is a surgical procedure performed on individuals who have torn or stretched earlobes as results of accidental injury or after removal of gauges.

Summary of Surgery:

Local Anesthesia 

Type of Anesthesia:

3-5 days off from work

2-4 weeks before resuming strenuous physical activity

Recovery Period:
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What is Earlobe
Repair Surgery?

Earlobes can become damaged in a variety of ways, most commonly by wearing over-sized earrings for an extended period of time. But earlobe damage can also occur from accidents or normal aging processes. Correcting earlobe damage is an easy cosmetic surgery procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia in minor surgery clinic.

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Suitable Candidates

Candidates for earlobe repair surgery should be non-smokers and in overall good health. In general, people that are unhappy with the aesthetic of their ears after an accident or have enlarged/stretched earlobes from insertion of gauges are good candidates for this surgery.

If you are unhappy with the way your ears look, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Chivers. He will provide you with complete information on how earlobe repair surgery can change the way you look and whether it is the most appropriate procedure to provide the outcome you desire.

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Procedural Details

Earlobe repair surgery is a simple cosmetic surgery procedure offered at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto. This procedure is typically performed in the minor surgery clinic under local anesthesia.  During the procedure, incisions are made to excised the torn, enlarged or stretched portion of the earlobe and sutures are placed to close the incision.  The excised area is carefully chosen to ensure that the final appearance of the earlobes follows the natural contours of your ears.

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Recovery time from earlobe repair is very fast. You should have no difficulty returning to work the same day if the procedure is performed early enough in the day. Strenuous activities should be avoided for about a week after the surgery to avoid causing new damage to the earlobe. The stitches are usually removed two weeks after the procedure.

Post-Operative Instructions at a Glance
  • Post-operative pain is typically mild and over-the-counter medications can be used for pain control.

  • Polysporin can be applied lightly across the stitches daily for the first week.

  • Patients are able to walk the day after surgery.

  • Incisions are to be kept dry for the first 2 days after surgery and patients can shower and wash their incisions afterwards.

  • Patients are able to return to light duties at work typically after 1-2 days.

  • Sutures are trimmed within 10-14 days.

  • Patients are able to resume full activities and to exercise after 2 weeks.

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