Gauged earlobe stretching is the gradual expansion of a simple ear piercing in order to fit increasing gauge plugs.
Over time, this excessive stretching can cause severe thinning and distortion of the earlobe tissue. As a result, when the plugs are removed, the earlobes do not resume their former contour or shape. Many people come to us because they no longer want stretched earlobes, often because it has become a liability for being hired in certain industries.
After the initial consultation, we request the patient to remove the plugs from his or her ears and allow the holes to shrink as much as possible for about 12 weeks. This allows for a more conservative procedure. Of course, some people cannot or do not want to wait for the holes to shrink. In those cases, we can do surgery at your convenience without waiting for shrinkage.
The more extreme the stretching, the more difficult it can be to restore the earlobe to close to its former shape and size. During the surgical procedure, Dr. Cole uses local anesthetic on the area minimizing discomfort, and patients can resume normal activities within hours of the procedure. We remove sutures 7-10 days after the procedure.
If you are interested in gauged earlobe repair, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Cole at 360.613.2600.
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