The ear lobe repair, also known as auroplasty, is an out-patient procedure and is performed on individuals having stretched/tear ear lobule. The common cause of this is heavy earrings and the other reasons include accidental traction injury.
The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and involves the reduction of the enlarged hole. The skin edges of the enlarged holes are shaved off to create new raw edges. These edges are then further processed to recreate an intact ear lobe. Wearing earrings are not recommended for the time being as the spot is weak and the dressing is also applied.
The area is filled and healed post surgery and the scar is barely noticeable after a certain time period. The piercing can be done again once the ear lobe becomes strong enough. The duration can be anywhere from 3-6 months.