Gauged Ear Correction— Return to Normal Earlobes

When you think about plastic surgery, you probably think about breast augmentation or tummy tuck procedures. Cosmetic surgery also has benefits to help boost your confidence in your physical appearance in ways you may not initially think about. You know the old song “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” Maybe you were someone who thought low hanging ears looked cool, so you tried the gauge fashion statement. But over time you’ve decided to change your look. If you have ears that call too much attention to themselves due to gauges or for other reasons, your board-certified plastic surgeon in Lubbock can help.


Gauge Correction


Earlobes can be intentionally stretched with gauges, also known as cogs, caps, plugs, or tunnels. Once an earlobe hole is stretched passed six millimeters, it will not shrink back. People are increasingly seeking to correct their stretched lobes because of careers choices, age, social stigma. Whatever the reason, a simple corrective surgery can repair earlobes to their natural look.


Procedure and Results


Each person has different needs with their repair. Your doctor will carefully examine your lobes to know better  what needs to be done during your procedure. The surgery is done as an outpatient procedure with local anesthetics. Excess lobe tissue is removed, and then the lobe is stitched up. An experienced surgeon will carefully reshape your earlobe to a more natural look. If you want to re-pierce your ears, you can have that done during the procedure. Your earlobe may be smaller than you originally had. Remember to follow all recovery instructions from your doctor carefully. If you smoke, you will need to stop smoking before your surgery and during your recovery.


Plastic surgery is a science and an art. A board-certified, experienced surgeon can help you regain confidence in your physical appearance. Whether you have earlobes that were accidentally torn or intentionally stretched, your earlobes can be repaired in around 45 minutes.

At Rowley Plastic Surgery, patients in Lubbock know they are in good hands for all of their plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Jane Rowley wants her patients to understand their cosmetic potential fully and listens carefully to her patient’s expectations. Call today for your no-obligation consultation.

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