elongated-earlobe.jpg To join the split earlobes, in a regular surgery, the plastic surgeon stiches the two flaps together with absorbable stitches, which are slowly removed automatically with time. The latest procedures to repair split earlobes, the plastic surgeon uses non-absorbable stitches called Prolene to hold the flaps together, as material used to stitch the earlobes is not absorbed, it becomes a kind of permanent scaffolding that strengthens the earlobe. This new Dermatologic Surgery reduces the risk of future tearing of the earlobe. This procedure to repair split earlobes is not covered by insurance and one can find a qualified plastic surgeon on the website www.asds.net.