Ear Lobe Repair

For aging, or previously gauged ears.

The Procedure

Repairing aging earlobes or body piercings takes advantage of the body’s natural tendency to heal. When the skin and scar tissue around the piercing has been removed, the two raw edges of tissue are held together and form a scar between them, healing without a hole. A small amount of tissue may be removed if there has been significant stretching. The result restores your natural looking ear.

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One-Time, in-office Procedure


Takes about 60 Minutes


Minimal downtime

The Results

Occasionally, there is a significant defect, such as in “gauging”, or when the earlobe was purposely stretched with increasingly larger plugs. This can also be repaired, but the surgery is somewhat more difficult and delicate, although still completed on an outpatient basis. All of these procedures can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.

Before & After*

Common Questions About Ear Lobe Repair

How Long Does it Take?

Ear Lobe repair is an in-office procedure and takes about one hour to complete.

How Long Does it Last?

Ear Lobe Repair provides permanent results.

Are There Any Alternatives?

There are no alternatives to Ear Lobe Repair.

Is it Painful?

No. We use a local anethetic during ear lobe repair procedure.

What is Recovery Like? Is There Downtime or Medication?

Patients may return to normal activities the day after surgery. There is no required downtime or medication.

Is Financing Available?

Yes. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our financing page here.

What Our Patients Have to Say

So far, the experience has been phenomenal. I had my previously gauged ears repaired by Dr. Shaw about an hour ago. My gauges were not very big (4g), but it was a necessary procedure per my career choice. The surgery was painless (outside of the initial pricks from applying local anesthesia) and fast, clocking in under forty minutes. My ears look great. They are swollen and stitched, but in two weeks, I bet it’ll be hard to tell I ever gauged them in the first place.


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“Everything as promised! Professional staff and they told me I would be in and out in about a hour and I was! Dr. Shaw gave me a very thorough explanation of the procedure and I am confident in this practice.“


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“Dr.Shaw is great at what he does.
Explains procedures pretty well, very thorough and makes one understand every step of the process.
I will definitely be coming back soon.
Thank you Dr.Shaw for what you do.”


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Dr. Shaw specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation to help you look your best with the least downtime possible.

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