Earlobe Repair FAQ – Will my stretched earlobe close up if I remove my stretcher?

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Earlobe repair procedures click here

Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. Clinics are located in BirminghamBristolBuckinghamshireGlasgowLondon Harley StreetLeedsManchester and Northampton.

This video series features the questions we have received about stretched and split earlobes. Stretched earlobes are increasingly common in today’s society, therefore correction of stretches is also becoming more common.

We get loads of questions from patients, some of which we simply answer, but the most frequent, we like to turn into information videos for you, so we have answers to these questions within our Youtube channel and on our website which is instantly accessible.

One thing everyone wants to know, is if you take out your stretcher, does it close up by itself over time? Well it can depend on many factors, but in our opinion based on experience, it will not completely close up, no matter what size it is. The hole will shrink to a degree, so if you have a 30mm stretch, then that will get down to about 20mm potentially at best. If you only have an 8mm stretch, you might be lucky and have a very very small hole, which you might not even need surgery for. We’ve seen people who have very small holes left in their ears, when they have been up to 20mm at their biggest. We can’t categorically state a hole will definitely not close up all the way, simply because the evidence we are working with, is from people who have come to us for correction. The ones who are lucky and their ears do completely close, never come to us for correction, so we don’t see the other side of things.

For more information or to book a consultation call 01844 318 491 or email mailto:info@aurora-clinics.local