When your earring hole goes long…you can get a split earlobe or slit-like hole in the earlobe from the weight of earrings or from trauma, like an earring getting snagged or pulled. Sometimes it is split all the way through such that the hole cannot be used at all. Otherwise, it can just be a long slit that can still hold an earring, although it doesn’t usually hold an earring in place well and small earrings can even slip through big slits.Dr. Steele can easily surgically repair the earlobe such that it can be re-pierced 6 weeks later. She will clean and numb the ear with local anesthetic and surgically cut fresh edges of skin on each side of the slit, then re-approximate the skin and close with stitches. You will be unable to wear earrings for the 6 weeks while it takes the closure to heal. You may have one or both earlobes done at the same time. This is a very satisfying procedure for patients, being able to wear earrings once again!