Regular wearing of heavy earrings can widen the piercing hole and eventually cause it to enlarge through over time. People with thin earlobes are predisposed.
Widened ear piercing holes, or partially split earlobes, may result from wearing heavy earrings that gradually widen the piercing hole.
This can be reversed.
Split Earlobe Reversal and Repair
A small surgical procedure is required to repair a split earlobe. Dermatologic surgeons routinelyperform this procedure.
The area is cleansed with an antiseptic. Localanesthesia is injected around the area to numb it.
Skin surrounding the split or widened hole is cut to freshen margins and then re-stitched back together with “W-plasty”.
You can go home immediately after the procedure.
If you’re interested in having your widened piercing hole or split earlobe, reversed or repaired, arrange for a consultation with a dermatologist who performs this procedure.
Let your dermatologist know if you have a history of large scars or keloids.
You can get your ear(s) re-pierced few weeks after the procedure.
A small tract or hole is sometimes left for earrings after the repair.