Ear piercings often put you at risk of experiencing stretched or torn ear lobes. In many cases, these tears are very visible and can cause self-confidence issues if left untreated. Fortunately, earlobe repair surgery effectively resolves this issue. Torn earlobes can be repaired with very minimal scarring and little postoperative downtime.

So if you’re interested in booking a consultation or want to find out more about earlobe repair in Sydney, contact us today.

What is earlobe repair surgery?

Earlobe repair surgery is a cosmetic procedure carried out to restore the natural appearance of the earlobe, ideal for those who have stretched out their skin or who have experienced trauma to the earlobe. The goal is to create a natural-looking earlobe that compliments your facial features.

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Stretched earlobes can often cause self-confidence issues. Surgery can help with both the physical and mental effects of stretched earlobes.

What are the benefits?

There are numerous benefits to having your earlobes repaired with cosmetic surgery:

  • Repair accidental tears or stretched-out earlobes
  • Ensure both earlobes are symmetrical
  • Restore self-confidence
  • Fast procedure
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal downtime after surgery

How does it work?

If you decide to have earlobe surgery with us at ICCM, this is what you can expect:


If you have a damaged earlobe and are interested in having it surgically repaired, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation with one of our cosmetic doctors. This will allow you to raise any questions or concerns you might have about the procedure.

Your cosmetic doctor will perform a thorough evaluation and let you know what you can expect from the surgery, depending on your particular needs. They will also confirm whether or not an earlobe repair is suitable for you, based on the type, size and location of your tear.


The procedure is performed with the use of a local anaesthetic, which means that you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery. Once the site of treatment is numb, the damaged earring holes are gently and carefully excised. The incision is then meticulously repaired using fine stitching on the front and the back of the ear lobe.

Your doctor may need to reshape some of your ear lobe tissue to ensure that a natural-looking result is achieved. Each ear lobe repair procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes. There is virtually no pain associated with the surgery. The stitches are removed after 5 to 7 days following the procedure.


After around a week following your earlobe repair surgery, the stitches will be removed. You might notice some mild bruising or redness at the time. You should not, however, feel any considerable pain. Minimal tenderness is a possible side effect for some patients, although this should resolve itself over time.

How much does torn earlobe repair cost?

The cost of earlobe repair surgery depends on whether the ear lobe is standard or stretched:

  • Standard tear (simple) - one lobe from $950. Both lobes $1,500
  • Stretched lobe (complex) - one lobe from $1,250. Both lobes $1,950

Why choose us?

Our fundamental philosophy at ICCM is centred around patient care and satisfaction and our primary goal is to deliver a great experience for our clients every time. Regardless of what kind of procedure you may be considering, we understand the emotion that can influence your decisions. This is why we ensure we’re there to support you from your first consultation, right through to completion, with the utmost care and professionalism.


If you are interested in finding out more about earlobe repair surgery or arranging a consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have about the procedure and any of the other treatments that we offer. In the meantime, you can find our most frequently asked questions about the procedure below.

PLEASE NOTE: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Results from our previous clients

Below you can see some of the great results that our previous patients have achieved after successful earlobe surgery: