Ear piercing sites can be torn by injury or can gradually erode due to infection or metal allergies.
People sometimes change their minds about piercing or gauging. Earlobe repair is an office procedure which can be done under local anesthesia. Sutures are generally removed after one week.
We recommend waiting at least four months after earlobe repair before re-piercing, and the new piercing should not be done through the previous scar. We offer the option of re-piercing in our office.