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Earlobe gauge repair
I often see patients who want their earlobe gauge holes repaired, and many of these are young men who want to enlist in the military. The procedure is a pretty simple one. The old hole is cut out and the skin sutured closed. Fortunately a fair amount of the skin of the lobe can be cut away and still obtain a normal looking lobe. Also the earlobe scars very favorably. I charge $250 to $350 per side. I try to keep the price affordable, especially because I realize that most of the patients are young men who need this done in order to enlist. The procedure only takes 20 to 30 minutes for both ears.
Earlobe repair in Boston
Repair of Stretched Ear Lobes
Thank you for the question. There are many good board-certified plastic surgeons in your area. You should do your due diligence by checking with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Only by visiting the surgeon's website or office will you learn of his/her specific experience and skill.
The repair of the stretched envelope is a great procedure that can restore the ear lobe to a “normal” appearance". Must be taken during this procedure to avoid reducing the size of the air and/or creating a notch/ depressed appearance in the area of the rim of the ear lobe. It is usually done under local anesthesia with very high patient satisfaction rates.
I hope this helps.
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Board certified plastic surgeons
The following are excellent board certified plastic surgeons in the Boston area:
W. Gerald Austen, Jr.
Ear lobe repair experts
There are different levels of ear lobe repairs from the more simple closure of an enlarged ear ring hole to the more complex repair of gauge induced holes. The gauge repair is more complex because the ear lobe itself has been significantly stretched. The enlargement will depend upon how large of a gauge was worn and determines the complexity of the repair.
Check with you local facial plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons to see if they have experience with these types of repairs.
Web reference: http://www.drsteiger.com/procedures/ears/earother.html
Repairing ear lobes
Gauges add another level of complexity to repair. To start you can go to the ASPS or ASAPS webisie and find a plastic surgeon in your area.
Boston Facial Plastic Surgery Recommendation
I would recommend you consult with Dr. Richard Gliklich at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. He is a dedicated specialist in facial plastic surgery.
Web reference: http://www.drhilinski.com/
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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