Earlobe Repair


Earlobe Repair Northern Virginia | Fairfax | Loundon VA Plastic SurgeonThe earlobes are appendages of the ears that are comprised primarily of soft skin and fatty tissue. Earlobes vary significantly in size, shape and form, and the delicate tissues of the earlobe are very susceptible to injury or trauma. At The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts, located in Chantilly, Virginia, esteemed facial plastic surgeon Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is pleased to offer earlobe repair surgery as an effective treatment option for patients seeking to address aesthetic issues pertaining to one or both earlobes.

Earlobe repair surgery may involve:

  • reducing the size or elongated, sagging or overly large earlobes;
  • minimizing an enlarged piercing hole;
  • correcting congenital earlobe abnormalities
  • reconstructing the earlobe after trauma, injury, skin cancer treatment, or earlobe changes resulting from body art procedures

When performing earlobe repair surgery, Dr. V employs her vast facial surgery skill set to create beautifully natural results that fulfill the unique aesthetic objectives set forth by each patient.


While many earlobe repair procedures can be performed under local anesthesia, the precise surgical details and approach will depend upon the patient’s unique aesthetic goals, earlobe anatomy, and the extensiveness of the repair required. Reconstructive earlobe procedures often involve the removal of adjacent scar tissue, followed by delicate suturing to repair the injury and create a more aesthetically pleasing earlobe structure. Dr. V will utilize fine suture threads and meticulous technique in order to minimize scarring and provides patients with an antibiotic ointment to be applied at home to prevent infection.

In most cases, patients will eventually be able to pierce the repaired earlobe; however, it is advisable to wait a minimum of 8 weeks before doing so, and heavy earrings should be avoided so as to prevent stretching or unnecessary strain on the earlobe.


In order to ensure that you achieve optimal results from your earlobe repair procedure, it is important that you select a physician with a strong working knowledge of facial anatomy and the intricate structures of the ear, such as Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V). Dr. V has the background, clinical experience, and surgical skill-set to create customized treatment plans that are designed to safely and effectively enhance the appearance of your ears with earlobe repair surgery.

Dr. V is double board certified in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and through her extensive training, research, and achievements, she has built a reputation as one of the leading facial plastic surgeons in the nation.  If you are interested in learning more about having your earlobe repair surgery performed by Dr. V, please contact The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. V.

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South Riding Professional Square
25055 Riding Plaza, Suite #140
Chantilly, VA 20152
TEL: 703.327.8200