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Repair for gauged and torn earlobes

By November 25, 2015 No Comments
Three images of a person's right ear--one with a large hole from a piercing and one repaired ear- showing the before and after results of an ear repair procedure.

People have stretched or gauged their earlobes for thousands of years. Statues of ancient pharaohs and even Buddha have elongated holes in their ears. In the early 2000’s, the practice of gauging earlobes became popular in America.  We often see patients in our practice who have gauged their earlobe(s) to the breaking point, or who  simply no longer want to keep that style. Thankfully, torn and stretched earlobes can be fixed with a short in-office procedure.

Reversal starts by discontinuing use of gauges and heavy earrings. Many people experience gradual shrinkage of the opening. Then, a short procedure is performed under local anesthesia to remove the stretched or damaged skin, and to recreate the earlobe.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform. Recovery is usually easy and fast. Call the Laser Center of Maryland for a Free consultation.  410-544-4600. Transform Now!