One of the most annoying and frustrating problems women can have with earlobes is when their pierced hole either becomes enlarged or torn all the way through. This can happen gradually over a period of time or it can happen abruptly if the earring gets caught on a sweater or another garment.
If it is only an enlarged pierced hole the earring will hang in a peculiar angle, it looks kind of silly, and if it is completely torn though you can not wear your earrings at all. Fortunately, these are very simple problems to fix; they require an in-office, fifteen minute procedure that is performed with local anesthesia so you will not have any discomfort. The lining of the enlarged pierce hole or the actual tear is cut out, the earlobe is sewn back together with tiny plastic surgery stitches, and the stitches stay in for just seven days. After the stitches are removed and for the next four months until the hole is re-pierced, you can wear clip-on earrings but two important tips: first, try to avoid wearing long dangling earring because that is probably what got caught on clothing and caused the problem in the first place, and second, wait at least four months before you have the hole re-pierced, because the longer you wait, the stronger the earlobe becomes and the more likely you are to not have the same problem again.