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Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery: Repairing Stretched or Gauged Earlobes

By Sheryl Pilcher on April 07, 2014

Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery: Repairing Stretched or Gauged EarlobesThere are plenty of ways to enhance your appearance at Accent Plastic Surgery. Some of these involve wrinkle reduction, others involve reshaping your body contour, and yet others are focused on tightening loose skin and reducing sagging. But there is more to what a cosmetic surgeon can do than just enhancing aesthetics. Indeed, plastic surgery has a number of applications beyond mere aesthetic enhancement. There are also many corrective and reconstructive procedures to consider.

Right now, we want to take a moment to consider various matters related to gauged/stretched earlobes and how this can be addressed through effective surgical measures.

About Earlobe Gauging / Stretching

You've probably seen some people with plugs in their earlobes or loops in their earlobes. This is part of a body modification trend known as gauging the earlobes. This essentially means stretching out the earlobes so that they can accommodate larger plugs. This can leave the earlobes looking saggy or droopy when the plugs are taken out to reveal the size of the hole.

Why Earlobe Gauging May Not Be a Good Idea

Stretched out earlobes can be somewhat off-putting to others, and the trendiness of gauging has passed in recent years. Since it's a trend that was more popular with young people, there is a kind of stigma attached to it that can make finding employment a bit more difficult than it ought to be.

A fair number of people who had their earlobes stretched out do regret it to some degree and wish they could reverse the look. Thankfully there are options to consider.

Reversing the Look of Stretched Earlobes

There are many different ear surgery options to improve overall appearance, and that goes for adjusting the size and prominence of the ears themselves as well as reversing the effects of earlobe gauging.

Since this trend is fairly new, there is no single/standard method of earlobe repair/restoration to consider. The treatment is thus tailored to the patient to meet their needs. During your consultation with Dr. Pilcher, you'll be able to learn more about the entire procedure and what it can do for you.

What to Expect from Surgery

In general, patients can expect the surgery to involve the careful removal of any scar tissue or damaged tissue from the gauged earlobe. The earlobe will then be carefully stitched shut to make it appear as natural as possible. The end results of surgery will depend on the size of the degree of the stretching, though patients generally experience good results that look quite natural.

Is this earlobe gauging surgery right for me?

If you are in good overall health and would like to reverse the appearance of gauged or stretched earlobes, this procedure is probably just what you need. We encourage you to stop by the practice for a consultation to learn more about this procedure.

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If you would like to learn more about all of your options for facial rejuvenation and enhancement, be sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team at Accent Plastic Surgery looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals in the process.

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