Are You Gauging the Damage Caused By Your Gauges?

Ear Surgery in New Haven County & Guilford CTPierced ears are popular, that’s a fact. 

However, there can be a downside, especially to the extreme piercing style known as Gauges, which found fashion popularity in the late 90’s. 

Your decision to join a band, complete with gauging your ears seemed very cool, right? Right.

Then when you found you were getting lots of negative attention and couldn’t get a job, reality set it. You wanted your normal lobes back. 

  • Gauges are not simple ear piercings. They create holes that can be large and disfiguring when the gauges are removed. It is possible for the holes to shrink if they are small, but larger holes need plastic surgery to close them and reshape the earlobe. 

Perhaps one of these scenarios is all too familiar: 

  • You’ve worn very large, heavy earrings for many years and the shape of your earlobes has drastically changed…to floppy and unflattering.
    • Earlobe reconstruction surgery can restore earlobes that have become stretched through many years of wearing heavy earrings. 
  • You’re holding a baby on your lap when she grabs at your newest, shiniest pair of dangling ear bling and before you know it, she has ripped the earring out of your ear.
    • Earlobe tears may be complete or partial; both can be easily reconstructed.

Earlobe repair is a fairly short, simple procedure involving removal of the skin between the tears in the lobe and closing the repair with tiny sutures.

  • Dr. Price specializes in repairing torn or disfigured earlobes and those that have had ear gauges removed.
  • His goal is to provide the patient with normal-looking lobes.
  • The surgery is usually done in under an hour in our offices under local anesthesia. There is no down time. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately.
  • If you decide to re-pierce your ears, however, we recommend you wait at least six weeks following reconstructive surgery.

The results of earlobe reconstruction surgery are gratifying and amazing.

Call today at (203) 453.6635 for a consultation with Dr. Price. You ears will thank you!

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