What to do if your Gauge Earlobe Piercing is Infected?
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ivan Thomas Recommends:
You should stop wearing the gauges see a doctor to determine whether you should go on antibiotics. Do not attempt to wear the Gauges unless the infection has completely cleared and the pain swelling and redness is no longer present. Further complications may occur so be sure to get to a doctor as soon as possible.
If the Gauge is infected and torn the earlobe can be repaired through a simple outpatient procedure. Gauged earlobe repair is becoming increasingly more popular. Dr. Thomas uses his advanced surgical skill to try to repair what is left of the abnormal ear tissue that has been destroyed from the Gauged piercing. He has had great success in repairing not only Gauged Earlobes, larger than 1 inch in diameter, but he has also had tremendous success in repairing: Keloids (a large bumpy scar), Torn Earlobes, Stretched Earlobes, Split Earlobes.