Possible to Close Ear Piercings That Are Not Torn?

if i have 4 piercings in each ear but they are not torn is it possible to close them?

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Office surgery to repair, close unwanted enlarged ear lobe hole or piercing

Unwanted earlobe piercings holes, enlarged earlobe holes can be rrepaired and closed by  surgery under local anesthesia in the office.

New York Plastic Surgeon

Ear piercings

This is a simple fix in the office. The piercing or rip is cut out and repaired precisely. It will probably require about 30 minutes of minor surgery under local anesthesia.

Jeffrey D. Wagner, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Possible to Close Ear Piercings That Are Not Torn?

Yes.  It is not only possible, but it can be done under local anesthesia in the office and with a very high satisfaction rate!  Wish you all the best.
Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS

Garrett A. Wirth, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Office Procedure

Piercings can usually be closed and repaired in the office under local anesthesia. Find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation to find out more information.

Jason Brett Lichten, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Closing ear piercings

This happens all the time. Holes can be uneven. Holes can stretch over time, or are stretched after trauma, (kids pulling on earrings). We close these holes often under local anesthesia in the office. Give your local facial plastic surgeon or board certified plastic surgeon a call.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Closing earring holes that aren't torn...

Ear piercing holes can be closed in any situation, torn or not.  It is done under local anesthesia and takes about a half an hour to perform.   An excision will be performed around the unwanted piercings and then they will will sutured in a plastic surgery fashion.  Patients typically come back in one week to get the stitches removed which is quick and painless.  Make an appointment with a qualified plastic surgeon to consult with him/her about the surgery.

Andrew Miller, MD
Edison Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Repair Stretched Ear Piercings

Yes, your ear piercings can be repaired even if they are not torn.  This can usually be performed in your doctor's office under local anesthesia.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Closing ear piercings

Piercings that have not torn through can be surgically closed and this is a very simple, short procedure. Many patients with multiple piercings seek this procedure which is performed in the office under local anesthesia. Depending on their location, a plastic surgeon can determine whether to perform these in one or more sittings.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe surgery

Yes, it is possible (and very common) to close earlobe piercings that are not complete tears. One of the keys to this procedure, which is usually done under local anesthesia, is to make sure any incisions heal without a depression along the earlobe.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Procedure to close ear piercings

Hi Dee. Yes it is possible to close your piercings. Closure is more straightforward when the old piercing does not involve the cartilage. Typically, the old piercing can be carefully excised and the 'freshened' skin edges are reapproximated with sutures. This can be performed in the office using only local anesthesia. Good luck.

James M. Pearson, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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