Repair of Gauged Earlobes via Earlobe Reduction and Repair
Gauging of the earlobes often seems like a cool idea—for a while. The problem is that when you’ve decided that you no longer want gauged earlobes, the earlobes look pretty unattractive: big holes and stretched out, hanging skin.
Repair of gauged earlobes involves a combination of the plastic surgery techniques for earlobe reduction and earlobe repair. Under local anesthesia (with laughing gas, if desired), the rim of stretched-out, hanging earlobe is removed along with the entire gauged area. The earlobe, which is now much smaller, is repaired with three layers of stitches. Typical cost is $1400 for the repair of both earlobes, however prices may vary depending on the size of the gauged.
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Ronald M. Friedman, M.D.
Director, West Plano Plastic Surgery Center
Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas