Gauged Earlobe Repair
If you regret stretching your earlobe to accommodate large piercings, gauged earlobe repair options are available from the practice of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones. There are both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to restore earlobes to their normal size.
Dr. Jones is a highly experienced ear reconstruction specialist in Atlanta. Patients will benefit from innovative and effective techniques that result in more natural-looking ears. Treatment solutions are based on an expert consultation with Dr. Jones at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists.
What Causes Gauged Earlobes?
Gauged earlobes are usually the result of gradual stretching of the earlobes using cylinders or plugs as piercings. As adornments are increased in size, the earlobes can become stretched far beyond normal proportions. Once the hole created by the piercing is greater in size than 6 millimeters, the earlobe is unable to repair itself naturally.
The earlobes may also become gauged when multiple piercing holes merge into one. This may result from the patient changing piercings and inadvertently tearing the tissue between the holes. Although gauged earlobes from multiple piercing are less common, the likelihood of tears is increased when there are multiple piercings within close proximity of each other.
Dr. Jones Can Correct Your Gauged Earlobe
When there is minimal stretching of the earlobe and a hole that is less than 6 millimeters, Dr. Jones may recommend nonsurgical solutions; however, larger holes will require surgery. Gauged earlobe surgery is relatively straightforward at the offices of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones. With his expertise in ear reconstruction, Dr. Jones can also ensure minimal scarring.
If your earlobes have been stretched as the result of gauging or another type of injury, Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones can deliver excellence in reparative treatment options. To fully discuss your needs, book a consultation at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists in Georgia today.