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Repairing Stretched Earlobes

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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