Stretched Ear, Blowout Costs? (photo)

My ears are stretched to 1 1/8 inch. When I was at 1/2 inch I had a "blow out" in my right ear. From my understanding it is where you push the inside of your ear out. I was young and in a hurry to get to a bigger size so I ignored it. How much would it cost to have the lumpy "blow out" removed? and with it being so overwhelming is it possible to have it removed and my lobe not be to thin to continue stretching but yet still look normal? thanks!

Doctor Answers (7)

Blowout of a gauge piercing

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Our office specializes in earlobe reconstruction and we often see patients who have a blow-out of their piercing holes. Most procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Stretched Earlobe Repair

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Hi stretchedears,

Costs can very tremendously by region and by the experience of the surgeon. In our practice in Portland, Oregon, we charge $500 per ear. It is done under local anesthesia (with the option of oral sedation) in our office procedure room.

Thanks and good luck!

Michael Kim, MD

Michael M. Kim, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe repair costs

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In our office we charge $250 for small repairs, such as a torn out or elongated piercing from large earrings. For larger holes due to gauges, which require signficantly more work, we charge $400-$500 per ear.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
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