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    How can I get my ear gauges corrected?

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    I used to love them but now I just want my ears to look normal.
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    Dr Jillian Tomlinson

    Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Dr Jill Tomlinson is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon. After graduating dux in her year at University High School, Jill completed medical … View Profile

    Thanks for your question! Ear gauge correction is an increasingly common procedure that can be performed as a day case. Ear gauging has become increasingly common in recent years - and with the rise in ear gauging there has been a rise in the number of people seeking surgery to restore the normal appearance of their ears once they remove the piercings.

    The procedure can be done under local anaesthetic, or under local anaesthetic with sedation, or under full general anaesthetic. Incisions are placed to allow the contour of the earlobe to be restored to a smooth and natural appearance. The type of incision varies according to how large the hole in your earlobe is; often a complex zig-zag pattern is used to prevent a notch developing on the earlobe as the scar matures, and to reduce the likelihood of the earlobe tearing along a weak point if there is a traumatic injury to the lobe in the future.

    Click here for more information on ear gauge repair.

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