There are many causes that may require an earlobe to need repair. Holes can become stretched, holes that are too big are not positioned correctly, or the holes have actually torn through the earlobe. Recently, ear gauging has become popular by young people. This is where they have actually expanded the earlobe with rings that are replaced with larger and larger rings. Many are finding that they are in need of ear gauging repair. All of these conditions can be repaired and ears can then be re-pierced to a nice round normal appearance.