Is It Possible to Reconstruct a Blown Out Gauged Ear? (photo)
- Asked by Hubert Orange in Orange, California
- 7 months ago
I stretched too quickly and blew my ears out at 3/4(19mm) i continued stretching up to 1 1/4(32mm). My lobes are thick and lucious due to the daily oil massages. I plan on continuing my stretching journey over the next few years. I was wondering if it is possible to reconstruct the ear stretch mark without cutting it off. I fear cutting off my blowout would result in a thinner weaker lobe more prone to ripping. Is it possible to tuck the blowout back? Is it possible to reconstruct my ear lobe?
Gauged earlobe correction
Earlobe gauging has become very popular, and often people are left with a desire to correct the stretched earlobe, as natural shrinkage to the original lobe doesn't occur. To be honest, I haven't encountered a patient who wants to fix a blowout, as you call it, then continue the stretching process. Still, I suppose the principles of tissue stretch, regeneration and reconstruction still apply. In your instance, I would counsel you to avoid further stretching. I think you are right to be concerned that cutting off the blowout would lead to tissue weakness. It is possible to reconstruct your ear, however the success of re-stretching it afterwards is one I can't predict. Best of luck, and keep us updated if you find a solution.
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