Heavy earrings, piercing mishaps, injuries and the natural aging process can lead to torn or stretched earlobes. Earlobe repair is a reconstructive procedure that restores a more normal appearance to the lobes. Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom ’s approach to earlobe repair depends on the cause of the problem as well as the severity. Earlobe tears and overstretched piercings can be repaired with surgically-placed sutures under local anesthesia, while drooping lobes can be plumped with injectable fillers. Earlobe repair procedures usually take less than one hour, and recovery is quick and relatively painless.