Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
Complex Ear Lobe Repair
Complex ear lobe repair involves the reconstruction of gauged or stretched ear lobes. It has become trendy to wear pierced earrings fashioned with thick, decorative posts and rings. Ear gauging is the gradual stretching of the ear lobe. There comes a point in the ear gauging process where once the wide earring is removed, the hole left behind will not shrink to an acceptable state. In these cases, earlobe reconstruction is an excellent option. Complex earlobe defects due to trauma, large tears or earlobe gauges can also be repaired using custom designed flaps to restore the lobe to a normal form.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Who is a good Candidate for a Complex Ear Lobe repair?

In general, good candidates for ear lobe repair include:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
  • Non-smokers.
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind.
  • If you have a similar ear lobe in the diagram below, you are a good candidate for Complex ear lobe reconstruction.

Complex Ear Lobe Repair


Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Preparing For Your Surgery

Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. Please arrange for a responsible adult to take you and pick you up from your surgery and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.

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Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
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