Earlobe gauging or stretching with large jewelry has become fashionable among some young people. At some point, many patients seek to restore a more natural and less noticeable appearance to their earlobes. Significantly, the military will not accept recruits with gauged earlobes unless the earlobes are repaired.
Candidates for Gauged Earlobe Repair
You may be a candidate for gauged earlobe surgery if the appearance of your ears draws unwanted attention, detracts or distracts from your other facial features, or if you find the appearance of your ears unsatisfactory.
Gauged Earlobe Repair Surgery
In mature minors and adults desiring to repair gauged earlobes, surgery may be undertaken in the office under local anesthesia.
Aside from the plastic surgery reconstruction of gauged earlobes, Dr. Boswell, the board-certified plastic surgeon at Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center in St. Louis, Mo., also performs plastic surgery procedures designed to rejuvenate the face or bring a sense of proportion to facial features. Facial rejuvenation cosmetic surgery procedures include facelift and lip augmentation in St. Louis, Mo.