Gauged or Stretched Ear Lobe Repair

July 18, 2013

Around Seattle we are seeing more and more men and women who have chosen to gauge their ear lobes, and wear large inserts.

I have also been seeing an increasing number of patients who no longer wish to wear large piercings, and they choose to have these large skin defects closed surgically. 

I am able to close these large ear lobe piercings in my office using local anesthesia.   The reconstruction of a gauged ear lobe usually takes about 45 minutes.  

Pain is minimal, and sutures are removed a week later.


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Please advise cost for one ear lobe repair: not gauged just torn from heavy earrings over time. Can i have the procedure wear you still leave an opening orcwould the ear need to be repierced? What is the timeline and down time?
Hi Alexis, please call Dr. Cooper's office at 206.729.2248 for more information.
My ears are stretched to an inch. I would like to come in for a consultation to get them sewn up. Thank you.
Hey Rachel, please give Dr. Cooper's office a call at 206.729.2248 to set up a consultation. Thank you.
Hi! i dont have pierced ears, and actually just have large ear lobes, and was wondering if minimizing them was something Dr. Cooper could take a look at thanks, Ryan
Hi Ryan, please call Dr. Cooper's office at 206.729.2248 for more information or to schedule a consultation.