I am often asked about reduction in the size of a previous piercing or even reduction in the size of an earlobe. Essentially all ear lobe problems can be corrected but can often be more involved than one might expect.
Torn earlobes are probably the most common issue we see. Clearly it is much simpler to repair an earlobe before it completely tears through the skin. The natural curves are preserved and closure can be accomplished more quickly.
Even patients with large perforations from ear gauges can be closed with some difficulty. These are completed with some local anesthetic in the office.
We offer to complete a piercing about six weeks after the lobe has been corrected. We usually ask patients to bring a straight post surgical stainless steel post for best results.
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Todd Hobgood, MD