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Repair of Gauged Earlobes via Earlobe Reduction and Repair

Posted November 05, 2010 in Earlobe, Home

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.

For more information, please visit or call us at (469) 306-1774.

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D.

Director, West Plano Plastic Surgery Center

Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas

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