Repairing Stretched Earlobes
While popular with teenagers and young adults, ear gauging is not something that you may want to have for the rest of your life. Ear gauging leaves a stretched hole in the ear from a half inch to much larger.
While some holes can shrink up after the plug or gauge is removed, often they do not and need a special type of reconstructive surgery to repair.
Since every person has a very different ear shape, your ear may stretch in unique ways if you have a gauge. You should carefully choose a plastic surgeon who can best restore your ear to a more natural shape.
Qualified Facial Plastic Surgeons
Plastic surgeons at U of U Health are specialists who are trained beyond the standard requirements. They are experienced in cases and conditions that other surgeons may not be able to properly repair. You can request a consultation to talk about an individualized treatment plan.