My Ears Are Pierced Too High and I Would Like to Close Andd Repierce in a Lower Positiondifferent Spot, Is This Possible?
My Ears Are Pierced Too High and I Would Like to Close Andd Repierce in a Lower Positiondifferent Spot
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Relocating Ear Piercing
If you have had your ears pierced and would like them to be relocated, this is possible. Instead of having a split or torn earlobe, it sounds like you want the piercing repositioned. However, please consult with a board certified specialist who can consult with you and help guide you to the best course of action.
Repositioning earlobe piercing holes
Moving an earlobe hole
If your earlobe hole is in the wrong place, it can be surgically repaired followed by re-piercing about a month later. Most patients have the opposite situation from yours, that is, the hole is too low and they want it pierced higher up.
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Repairing earlobe problems is generally fairly easy to perform under local anesthesia in an office setting. In your case, I would simply cut out the old earlobe hole and suture the edges back together. After three weeks, I would repierce your earlobe in a new location.
Repiercing to the proper position is possible
Ear piercing do-over
New ear piercing holes can always be added to an earlobe but it is important to keep the new hole at least a few millimeters away from the old hole, even if the old hole is closed up. An experienced dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can remove the old hole but it will always be a weaker area. If you pierce too close to the old hole a pull on an earring in the new hole can rip through the old hole and create a large, deformed space.
Closing ear piercing
Closing a high ear piercing is very possible. If the piercing is in the cartilage, this is a little more difficult, but can be done.
Closing Ear Piercing?
Thank you for the question.
“Split” earlobes can be easily reconstructed under local anesthesia with minimal risk and recovery time. It is important to re-approximate the curved earlobe precisely to avoid step off or other visible deformity. Re-piercing is probably best delayed a few months if the new piercing site is that all close to the closed site.
I would suggest a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.