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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.

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