Earlobe repair surgery

What Causes a Torn or Stretched Earlobe?

Earlobe repair surgery Your ears act as the outside frame of your face and usually aren’t looked at too often in daily conversations. However, a torn or stretched earlobe can throw off your facial balance and become the unintentional focal point of a person you’re talking to. A stretched or torn earlobe rarely is a medical concern, but it can affect your self-image and your quality of life. Let’s explore what can cause torn or stretched earlobes and how earlobe repair surgery can help.

Heavy Earrings

Earrings are the most common form of ear jewelry and come in all shapes and sizes. However, some earrings are made to be incredibly heavy. Over time, heavy earrings can lead to the stretching or even tearing, in rare cases, of your ears. It is best to wear earrings that are lightweight, no matter the size.


Gauges are a type of earlobe jewelry that requires the stretching of the ears. Larger-sized gauges require a long stretching process slowly over time. However, gauges can cause tearing if you move up sizes too quickly. Your ears will stretch too quickly, and the cartilage can break. Even if you use gauges correctly, they can still cause stretched ears at larger jewelry sizes.


Injuries are one of the most common causes of torn or stretched earrings. Jewelry, like earrings, can become stuck or caught on things. This could lead to the jewelry tearing the ear as it becomes dislodged. Physical trauma from accidents or other injuries can also damage the ears.

Birth Deformities

In rare situations, someone may have been born with a split earlobe. This is most commonly known as a cleft ear. A cleft ear may be repairable by earlobe repair surgery or may require a cleft repair expert. This will often depend on the shape and severity of the deformity.

Seeking Treatment

Everyone deserves to have ears they are proud of. That’s why Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer earlobe repair surgery. We understand that life is unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be happy with your ears. Our team will provide you with a consultation and discuss the entire procedure with you. If you’re struggling with a torn or stretched earlobe, contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at 303-706-1100 today.

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