At A Glance


From £750

Expected Results:

Restoration of earlobe

Length of Surgery:

Between 30 and 60 minutes




Usual activities by 1 week

The Consultation


Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with one of our consultant plastic surgeons to evaluate the split and discuss the treatment plan and aftercare. If a split earlobe repair is felt to be an appropriate treatment option, it may be possible to combine the consultation with the procedure as a ‘see and treat’ appointment which can be more convenient and cost-effective. This can be discussed at the time of booking the consultation.

The Procedure


Split earlobe repair will be undertaken under local anaesthesia in one of our two state-of-the-art operating theatres. This will numb the area to ensure minimal pain or discomfort The procedure often involves creating a geometric re-arrangement of the skin edges along the split in order to reconstruct a smooth shape to the lobe. This is then carefully stitched together, and a dressing may be applied.

Aftercare & Results


After your procedure, you will be given personalised aftercare guidance from your consultant.  This will vary depending upon the exact procedure you’ve had. It is very important that you follow the aftercare advice to achieve the optimum results.

If a dressing has been applied after the procedure you will be given instructions on how to look after the area and when to remove the dressing.

The procedure will have used you stitches, and your consultant will advise you if your stitches are absorbable or not. If not, they will usually require removal about one week after your treatment. It’s important to keep the wound clean and dry and to follow any specific instructions you’ve been given regarding wound care and when you can start to wear earrings again.

Your consultant may want you to attend a follow-up appointment to monitor the healing process and see how your recovery is going.

If you have had skin surgery this will result in a scar, but there are steps you can take to minimise its visibility. Massaging the area regularly for a few minutes at a time can help the scar tissue to soften, producing a nicely faded scar. Your consultant will advise you when to start this and how to go about it. We also advise using a high SPF sunscreen on the area for around 12 months after your procedure.

What our clients think

tonia george
tonia george
9 February 2024
Day into lower eye blep lift. Staff were great all the way through procedure. Everything went smoothly. Lovely cup of tea and brownie after. Looking forward to seeing results. Would recommend .
Kimba DanceFit
Kimba DanceFit
8 February 2024
I am full of praise for Mr Abood, his team and his clinic. It is a friendly, welcoming environment with ample (and free!) parking. The staff are caring and empathetic, the procedure was straightforward and I felt as though my wellbeing was prioritised at all times. I cannot recommend them highly enough and would definitely return. The care I received before, during and after the procedure was excellent, and it was an overall positive experience.
James Daniel
James Daniel
26 January 2024
Yesterday, I attended the Day Clinic for the removal of several moles/lesions. I cannot speak highly enough of the treatment I received and the outstanding way in which it was delivered. This is my second visit to Mr Abood's Clinic, so there was no apprehension nor doubt that the experience would again exceed expectation. I found Mr Abood to be highly skilled and knowledgeable, personable and caring. I felt instantly at ease in his care and had absolute confidence in his professionalism and expertise. A special mention to Rachael too, who was equally welcoming, attentive and very kind. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Abood and his superlative Team. With grateful thanks Deborah Daniel.
Anne Cooke
Anne Cooke
1 January 2024
Professional service and clear instructions for after care
Jane Halliday
Jane Halliday
15 December 2023
The website of Mr Abood promises an individual and bespoke approach to care, and this is exactly what was delivered; from contacting Justine initially and then having the procedure with Mr Abood. I cannot recommend highly enough the professionalism, assurance and personalised care that Mr Abood and his Team provide.
Anthony Roberts
Anthony Roberts
14 December 2023
First class surgery and a fantastic warming atmosphere.
Lizz Grimwade
Lizz Grimwade
7 December 2023
Fantastic experience from start to finish. The whole team werr extremely friendly and professional which made the whole process smooth and efficient. I would be more than happy to use the clinic again and would highly recommend them.
James Waters
James Waters
7 December 2023
Very welcoming and friendly. I felt reassured at all times, well briefed before my procedure and given clear guidance post procedure. I would heartily recommend to anyone with any skin lesion. Thankyou to Mr Abood and his colleagues
Carole King
Carole King
30 November 2023
From the moment we walked in I felt comfortable and looked after . The whole experience was kind and caring and I felt very well treated . My questions were answered and explained and my comfort during the procedure was constantly checked . The follow up email to explain what may happen was clear and precise and I feel able to contact the clinic if I have any ongoing problems .

Potential Risks

While split earlobe repair is generally considered a very safe procedure, there are some potential risks and complications you should be aware of.  These may include:


Any surgical procedure carries a risk of infection.  Warning signs may include increased pain, redness, swelling, warmth, or discharge from the wound. Most infections will present themselves around 9 days after a procedure and the treatment is usually a one-week course of oral antibiotics. Should you have any concerns about the presence of infection we will be available to see and advise you accordingly.


Bleeding may occur during or after the removal procedure.  In rare cases, excessive bleeding may require medical attention.


Following any form of surgery there will be a scar. The extent of scarring can vary, and is dependent on your particular case and how you heal.  We will do all we can to minimise the appearance of any unavoidable scarring.

Nerve Damage

There may be some alteration to the sensation of your earlobe. In most cases this Is temporary but rarely could be permanent.


Most cases of split earlobes are related to wearing earrings. The split occurs either due to the continuous weight of the earring or from a traumatic tug while wearing an earring which results in a split. While it will be perfectly possible to return to wearing earrings, continuous earing use may results in the same situation arising.

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