What is the Procedure to Get a Monroe Piercing Hole Closed? (photo)

I have had a Monroe piercing for about two years and it has been out for about five months. The hole is really noticeable still and I was wondering what procedure I can do to get rid if the hole completely and how much it would cost? I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Reversal of Monroe Piercing

The best option is to revise the "hole" into a closed, level, "line" under local anesthesia. The procedure should be totally painless, and take about an hour. Full healing will take several months for the incision line to feel soft and totally flat, and for the pinkness to fade.

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Procedure to remove a Monroe Piercing

The hole can usually be removed with a surgical procedure done under local anesthesia. Much like other piercing (e.g. ear piercings), the skin tunnel that connects both sides needs to be removed. Then the resultant wound is closed in layers. There will always be a scar, but there are techniques that can be utilized to minimize its noticeability.

A procedure like this depending on your location and provider is usually in the range of 500-1000 dollars.

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Michael Kim, MD

Michael M. Kim, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What is the Procedure to Get a Monroe Piercing Hole Closed?

A minor local anesthesia operation can improve the appearance of the piercing. Remember there are ALWAYS consequences to body piercing if in the future you change your mind. 

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Repair of a piercing scar in Los Angeles

Most piercing scars can be revised by removing the epithelialized tunnel that connects the two puncture sites. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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