Can A Split Tragus From A Piercing Be Repaired?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My tragus piercing split almost a year ago. Is there any form of surgery that could help covering or fix the cleft? I am really uncomfortable and insecure with it. Thank you.

A: Just like a split earlobe, a split tragus can be equally repaired. The cleft tragalskin can be excised and put back together. The underlying split cartilage also needs to be put back together.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana