Torn Ear Lobe

What causes a torn earlobe?

Torn earlobes usually arise from wearing heavy or large earrings or when another person pulls on the earring. The tear can be painful and does require the attention of an experienced doctor.

Dr. Shemen has done several hundred torn earlobe repairs (also known as torn ear lobe surgery) in his Manhattan office.

What is a Torn Earlobe?

A torn or split earlobe is a fairly common complication of ear piercing. Splits and tears go from the piercing site to the inferior edge of the earlobe. The condition results from constant pulling, traction, weight, and trauma engendered by heavy earrings.

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