Gauged earlobe stretching over time 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. Gauged earlobe repair is a procedure that helps correct and repair the loose and sagging skin caused by prolonged gauging of the lobe.
Earlobe Repair Can Help:
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, if possible. This allows for a more conservative procedure. 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. The patient is then able to resume normal activities within hours of 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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