Piercing your ears can put the earlobes at risk for stretching and tearing. Patients with torn or elongated ear lobes (from wearing heavy earrings) may benefit from an ear lobe repair procedure. The tears are often split and are very visible. An earlobe repair can fix the split and enable you to wear earrings again. Earlobe repair is a relatively simple procedure and the scar from an earlobe repair is usually unnoticeable.