Earlobe surgery is done to make repairs to torn, stretched or damaged earlobes that occur as a result of diseases, trauma or wear and tear from wearing heavy jewelry. The earlobe is anesthetized with 1-2 injections of lidocaine. The dilated piercing and stretched surrounding skin is removed through a small wedge-shaped excision or a more involved tissue rearrangement called an advancement flap. The new skin edges are sutured together on the front and back of the earlobe. A small bump is created at the bottom of the earlobe where the curvature occurs and it will flatten out after the sutures are removed. This bump avoids a chance of having an indented or “scalloped” ear after healing.