Friday, January 13, 2012


Demand increases for stretched earlobe repair

More people who stretched their earlobes using disc earrings and plugs are seeking repair procedures, plastic surgeons report. ASPS member Dr. David Kahn, who has performed repair procedures for the past two years, recently helped a 21-year-old patient who was about to start studies at the University of California, Berkeley. "I don't regret doing it. And I don't regret fixing it, either. You learn something from all of it," the patient said. San Francisco Chronicle (1/6)

I am seeing more patients with this condition.  To correct the problem, a reconstruction and re-shaping of the ear lobe is needed after excising excess tissue and removing the large hole.  This can usually be done in the office under local anesthesia.  EBG