Ear Piercing

The other complication is the formation of Keloid scar.

This can be quite uncomfortable and unsightly. A keloid scar is where the scar appears to grow beyond the boundaries of the wound and in some cases, continues to grow. They can be pink, red or skin coloured and can develop from a variety of different things, such as a piercing.


  • Ear piercing pierced incorrectly
  • Stretcher
  • Earrings pulling the ear down creating a slit or hole


At Zenith we have the medical experts at hand to correct stretched/split earlobe using a simple minor surgical procedure to stitch the lobe.  Depending on the extent of sagging, it may or may not require removal of excess flesh. We can successfully remove the keloid scar too using either steroids or by Excision.

We also treat Keyloid Scars using our C02 laser to vaporise them.

Why choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics for Stretched/Split Earlobe Treatment?

  • All consultations and reviews are included in the price
  • All consultants are UK trained
  • Rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in providing care to our patients in a safe and effective manner.
  • Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)


Are keloid scars permanent?

Without treatment this type of scar will unfortunately continue to grow. We can remove them using surgical excision. They can still reappear but can be managed very well using steroids as soon as they reappear.

Does it hurt to have Ear Lobe treatment?

Not at all, you will be under local anaesthetic so you won’t feel a thing when the procedure is happening. You may have slight discomfort after the procedure, which is completely normal for any operations. Our Plastic Surgeon is highly qualified so you will be in great hands.

Are there any risks to Ear Lobe or Keloid removal surgery?

As with any surgery there are risks but generally complications are infrequent and minor.

These can include:

  • Blood collecting beneath the skin of the ear which may need to be drained.
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Bruising
  • Cartilage is a living tissue and it may alter its shape over time. Very occasionally, a second operation may be required to refine your results.
  • The ear could return to its pre-surgery position although this is extremely rare.

How long will this procedure last for?

Once settled, it is expected to be long term unless there is some trauma or pulling of the ears to cause disruption of stitches. We will run through the longevity of this procedure, in more detail, in one of your consultations.

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