Q&A: How much does it cost to fix an earlobe ripped from a piercing?

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my ear has ripped where my piercing is, interested in reconstruction, what does this surgery involve & how much?

- Sharon


Carlton Scroggins, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

This procedure can be done in our office. With a injection in the earlobe to numb the area. This is similar to an injection at a dentist office. Once the earlobe is numb the doctor will stitch the earlobe up and put an antibiotic ointment on. You will leave the office with a bandaid on your earlobe and a follow up appointment in 7 days for stitch removal.
The cost is $400.00 for one ear and $750.00 for 2.

--Carlton Scroggins, M.D.
Greenbelt, MD


Jennifer Parker Porter, M.D., F.A.C.S. - LocateADoc.com

The surgery for a torn ear lobe repair is an in office minor procedure done with a local anesthetic.  The procedure involves removing the scar tissue and careful closure of the skin edges with sutures.  The sutures are removed a week later and the ear can be repierced several months later.

--Jennifer Parker Porter, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Bethesda, MD


Elliot M. Heller, MD - LocateADoc.com

The earlobe repair typically costs $750 for one earlobe. I would recommend coming in for a free consultation so we can take a good look at the ear.

--Elliot M. Heller, MD
Staten Island, NY

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