Repair of the Torn Earlobe

  • Yoash R. Enzer


Ear piercing has been practiced since the time of ancient civilizations, not only to call attention to female beauty but also to make statements about social status. More recently, popular cultural trends have resulted in an increased incidence of multiple ear piercing and male ear piercing. As a result, earlobe tears are an increasingly commonplace complaint among patients presenting to the cosmetic surgeon.


Torn earlobe Ear piercing Female beauty Social status Multiple ear piercing Male ear piercing Earlobe tears 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoash R. Enzer
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  1. 1.Division of Ophthalmology, Department of SurgeryWarren Albert School of Medicine of Brown University, Rhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

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