What Is The Cost Of A Torn Earlobe Repair?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if you also fix torn ear lobes from heavy earrings. If so how long does it take to heal and what is the cost of this for just one ear? 

A: The repair of torn earlobes is a common procedure that I do all the time. This is done in the office under local anesthesia. Dissolveable sutures are used and there are no dressings other than some light antibiotic ointment. There is minimal swelling and no bruising. Complete healing, as judged by when you can re-pierce your ears or wear clipons, is six weeks after the procedure. Repair of just one earlobe costs $ 425.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana