Gauged Earlobe Repair
Conveniently located to serve Westchester, White Plains, Bronx, Mt. Kisco & Riverdale
Why Have Gauged Earlobe Repair?
The excessive stretching from the large earring posts cause severe thinning and distortion of the earlobe. This deformity in the ears can create difficulty finding employment or those with this issue can experience social prejudice. This limiting factor may affect the patient both socially and professionally.
Gauged Earlobe Repair Preparation
Patients should take approximately four months to down gauge their earlobes prior to surgical repair. Down gauging allows the earlobe to shrink down as much as possible before attempting reconstruction. On rare occasions, where there is extreme stretching, a secondary procedure may be needed.
This procedure can be done under local anesthesia in the plastic surgeons office and takes approximately 30 minutes per ear. Sutures are removed two weeks after the repair. This procedure has a high patient satisfaction rate.
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