Need help with ear piercings and stretched holes. What are my options? (Photo)
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It is a common problem that presents to plastic surgeons. The hole will remain because the skin has grown over. The procedure is rather simple and can be done in the office under local. The skin edges would be freshened up and the tissue may need to be rearranged. This would help the small notch and close the hole. I usually wait 6-8 weeks prior to re piercing the ear. Its also a good idea to avoid heavy earrings in the future. Best of luck
This looks like a simple split or enlargement of the ear piercing that can be repaired as an office procedure under local anesthesia
This is a very common problem that I correct in my office. Using local anesthetic the hole can be closed or made smaller. If you want to keep the piercing ask your doctor what type of earring to bring along at the time of surgery.
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Thank you for asking about your ear lobes.
A plastic surgeon, with a short procedure done in the office with local anesthesia, can close the holes and re-pierce your ears. Please use only study - avoid heavy and wire earrings as these tend to stretch and cut through the lobe.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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Good morning Hope430! Perfect name! There is hope for your earlobes. This is such a simple procedure. I do these all of the time under local anesthesia in the office setting. Once localized, I make an incision (wedge type) around the old scar (the hole), remove the tissue, then align the new lobe. I will then use sutures to adhere the two sides. Local wears off in an hour or so and you are good to go. You are not out of work or daily activities and it is not painful. You will need to keep sutures in for one week, heal for about 4-6 weeks, then come back for re piercing (if you want). Not expensive and only takes me about 15 minutes!
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Thank you for your question and pictures! Earlobe repair is a relatively painless procedure performed in the office by using local numbing medicine. Approximately 8 weeks after the repair, the ears are re-pierced. Best of luck to you!
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I would recommend seeing a facial plastic surgeon to help close the holes. This can usually be done in the office with just local numbing medicine. Unfortunately I don't know of any creams or anything else that can be done to tighten the holes.Best of luckDr Rodman
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