Ditch the Plugs? Earlobe Repair is Possible

Are you someone who has stretched, torn, or gauged earlobes and wants to get rid of them? It is not impossible. Doctors around the world are treating patients with earlobe piercings larger than the standard 16-20 gauge sizes. Torn earlobes, or flesh tunnels, can even be a gaping two inches in diameter.

When your ear piercing holes are stretched to more than 8 millimeters, it is unlikely that the hole will heal. If you feel like your ear piercings, torn ear lobes or ear gauges are affecting your self-image or career, or you are just tired of them, a minor in-office procedure may be an option.

How It Works

When the time comes for earlobe repair, reconstruction should be a simple and painless procedure. It will take about 30-45 minutes per ear. The doctor will numb the affected area and remove the excess tissue, or stretched portion. Then, the surgeon will apply internal and external sutures and repair the ear so that its shape appears more natural again.

After Surgery

Surgery will leave minimal and well concealed scarring. Immediately after the procedure, the ear will be treated with antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. There will initially be small, red scars on the lobe, but they will eventually fade. Any discomfort after the surgery can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications.

Stitches are removed after 5-7 days, and the incision from surgery will heal in a couple weeksYou can pierce your ears two months after the procedure again, but not into the scar.

The Benefits

Reconstruction is an affordable option if stretched earlobes no longer suit your needs. Most people who are in good health and do not smoke are good candidates for earlobe repair. Read below to find out more about the benefits of the operation.

  • You can pursue careers that may be unavailable to you with large ear piercings or gauges, including Army and corporate positions
  • You can wear earrings with smaller gauges
  • You will receive less unwanted attention and negative judgment

If you are having second thoughts about your plugs, we can assist you. Our trained professionals are here to provide you quick, effective treatment. Please Contact us today if you have any questions or are ready to ditch the plugs!

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