Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ivan Thomas Repairs Gauged Earlobe
When you are young it may seem like a good idea to place an extremely large earring in your ear. However, as you get older, or if you are trying to look for employment, a person may grow tired of the extremely large hole in their ear. It may be difficult to find a skilled surgeon, who may or may not be able to repair the damage of stretched earlobe piercing.
This much is true for Patient Eric Anderson. Who in his teenage years began Gauge piercing his ears. Now that he is 32 years old he wants to become an EMT and his possible employers have told him because of safety reasons he cannot pursue his new found career goals. After searching for the right person to repair his ears he realizes that it is not an “easy” fix.
Eric came to Dr. Thomas with over 1” openings in his ear lobes.
His ornate collection of Gauge earrings range from bamboo discs to flashy rhinestone hoops. Eric say’s “it was a conscious decision” when he began the Gauging process. Now he wants to have his earlobes repaired from the years of stretching and he knows that it will take a skilled plastic surgeon to complete the procedure. This type of repair is so new that there is not even a term in Plastic Surgery for it.
This story has grabbed the attention of the media. In fact that story was featured on ABC’s Channel 7, Los Angeles with Medical Reporter, Denise Dador, on August 18th 2009. Eric’s case is quite unique in that the ear tissue has been pulled and stretched so much, that not much of the normal ear tissue is intact. Watch the story on ABC.
Dr. Thomas had to use his T-incision advanced technique to repair the earlobe. A procedure of this nature will have to be performed under anesthesia and the procedures can take up to 5 hours. The cost to repair an earlobe of this nature can run anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 per ear.
Eric’s surgery was completed successfully and he is recovery right now. The stitches have been removed however it will be few months before we will see the brilliant results of his earlobe repair.
Stay tuned for more photos on Eric Anderson’s Earlobe Repair.
Expert in the industry also know that the only way to repair a Gauge hole is by Plastic Surgery. Watch this video in which it is described.
Key words: Gauge Piercing Repair, Earlobe Repair, Torn or Split Earlobe Repair, Stretched Earlobe Repair, Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Earlobe Repair, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Lancaster, California, Dr. Ivan Thomas