|Patient 1 - Typical stretched |
Heavy earrings tend to stretch the earlobe and widen the piercing. After years of wearing these baubles, women will typically present with a stretched piercing and very droopy earlobes. The stretched piercing will typically not retain small earrings and they will either fall out or point toward the floor!
|Patient 2 - Torn earlobe.|
Many women will at one point catch an earring on their clothing or a pillow causing the earlobe to tear. The normal healing process will frequently leave a notch in that torn earlobe that will never heal without surgery.
Likewise, "gauging" the earlobes can result in earlobes that elongate with a large healed hole in the middle of the earlobe. The lobe will never shrink and the hole will not close properly without surgery. Of note, the popularity of earlobe repair among males has surged since the military will not allow men with gauged earlobes to enlist. In cases like these, a thirty minute office procedure enables these young men to enlist and pursue a military career.
|Patient 1 - After earlobe repair.|
|Patient 2 - After earlobe repair.|
The incisions heal very nicely and rarely objectionable. Patients with darker skin can form keloid scars but if you did not keloid from the piercing the chances are very good that you will not keloid following the repair (see Patient 2 at right). Infection is very rare after this procedure. Your new earlobe can be pierced in the office three to four weeks after the procedure.
For more information or to schedule repair of your torn, stretched or gauged earlobe call us at (303) 788-6632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .