Do you find that your earrings are hanging lower than they used to and that your piercing holes have turned into slits? Maybe those heavy earrings that you have been wearing have even torn your earlobe completely.
Due to the lack of structural support in your earlobe, stretching and tearing are common occurrences. The following contribute to earlobe tearing:
- Heavy, long, or even lightweight threader earrings
- Earrings being pulled or caught on something
- Congenitally short or small earlobes
- Poor piercing technique
- Sleeping in any type of earrings
A surgical earlobe repair is what you need. This is a fairly simple procedure that can be done in the operating room or in the office. Sometimes it is even covered by your medical insurance. The surgery involves excising/removing the inner tract of skin where the earring sits, then sewing the earlobe back together. Stitches stay in for two weeks and then you need to wait for about one month before you get re-pierced. A re-pierce is included with the surgery.
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