Nothing completes an outfit like the perfect set of earrings. Unfortunately, if earrings are too heavy or get caught on something, it can result in your ear lobe being torn or split in half. While there are other reasons that an ear lobe may get torn, this is by far the most common reason.
Made of skin and fatty tissue, your earlobes are fairly flexible, but not as strong as the rest of your cartilage-based ear. As a result, when your lobe is pierced, it significantly weakens the structure. When too much force is put on this region, it can cause the skin to stretch or split. Either by an accidental tearing, or the gradual stretching that comes from wearing heavy earrings frequently for years, split earlobes are relatively common.
Luckily, Dr. Cornell McCullom has the expertise to be able to safely and effectively repair torn earlobes. Using some of the same principles that come into play when your ear is first pierced, Dr. McCullom can stitch the skin together to promote healing and hold your skin together. In 3-6 months, your ear will be as good as new.
By then, most patients will be able to re-pierce their ears and enjoy wearing earrings again if they please. Schedule an appointment with Timeless Beauty today to talk with Dr. McCullom about repairing your split earlobe.