Earlobe Deformities, Tears, Gauges and Scars
This young man had medium size earlobe gauging for many years until it literally ripped through leaving him with a large earlobe tear. In addition, a keloid scar nodule formed. In an office procedure, Dr. Fechner performed comprehensive earlobe reconstruction under local anesthesia. Two and a half months later the earlobe has healed well and normal shape is restored. The patient was satisfied with the outcome.
The question of timing of re-piercing is an important one. We recommend to wait a minimum of 3 months before placing new piercings.
“I strongly discourage our patients to place new gauges in the earlobe that experienced the tear”, says Dr. Fechner.