Pierced earlobes possess the risk of being torn from the weight of heavy earrings or even from the innocent tugging by a small child. Earlobes may be torn completely, splitting the bottom of the earlobe in two portions, or partially simply resulting in a stretched earlobe. The nature of the type of tear determines what type of surgical procedure is warranted to repair the earlobe. All repairs are performed under local anesthesia in the office setting. WE will determine the type of repair that should be performed and when the earlobes can be re-pierced.