Gauged Ear Repair

Gauged ear repair surgery modifies earlobes that have been stretched by disc or plug earrings. The surgery restores ears so they appear as they did before the use of discs.

Cosmetic surgery for ears is a common procedure. In the past, people sought this surgery to reshape their ears and feel more confident.

Today, surgeons often perform gauged ear repair surgery on earlobes that have been gauged, or stretched deliberately. Dr. Garrett Vangelisti, an experienced surgeon, offers this procedure at The Untattoo Parlor.

For more than seven years, Dr. Vangelisti has worked in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has helped men and women look and feel better. He is the medical director of The Untattoo Parlor and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

To learn if gauged ear repair surgery is right for you, please contact our office in Portland’s Pearl District. Learn how we can help by scheduling a free consultation.

What Does Earlobe Surgery Repair?

Gauged ear repair surgery repairs tissue that have been altered either deliberately or by accident. Some people gradually stretch their ears to wear increasingly larger discs or plugs. Others unintentionally elongate the lobes with heavy earrings. Jewelry that catches on clothing can tear or injure the tissue.

Each person’s reasons for wanting gauged ear repair surgery differ. Perhaps gauged ears aren’t right for your job, and you’re seeking a more professional style. Maybe you no longer like the look of plugs. If you’re unhappy with your appearance, achieve a more pleasing look through earlobe repair surgery.

We can improve stretched, torn or elongated tissue. During a consultation, we’ll discuss your situation, answer questions and let you know what to expect when you have surgery.

How Gauged Ear Repair Surgery Works

Earlobe repair surgery is done in one visit with local anesthesia. Most patients find the procedure painless. Each surgery will be a little different depending on the patient’s needs.

In general, this is how earlobe repair surgery is done:

  1. The surgeon makes small incisions in the elongated part of the ear.
  2. Excess tissue is removed.
  3. The surgeon reshapes and stitches the lobe.
  4. Dressings are applied.

Patients can resume their routines in a day or two following surgery. It’s a good idea to take it easy when healing from a medical treatment. If you experience discomfort, our staff may recommend an over-the-counter pain relief medication.

Your repaired earlobe will look restored and natural once it heals. After several weeks, you can have your ears pierced again if you choose.

Ear Repair Pricing

All ear repair procedures are performed by a board certified, licensed plastic surgeon. Pricing is based on the amount of repair needed to reshape a natural looking earlobe. In-office follow-up and suture removal is included in our pricing.

$1000. for both ears

$1200. for both ears

$1500. for both ears

The total in office time for earlobe repair surgery varies from 45 minutes – 75 minutes depending on the complexity of the procedure.

A $500. deposit is required at the time of booking the appointment. This deposit will be applied directly to your final price. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. If the appointment is canceled or rescheduled within 24 hours, The UnTattoo Parlor reserves the right to retain the $500. deposit.

Ready To Get Started?

Give us a call at (503) 893-0102, or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation today!

Cancellation Policy

People and professionalism are at the heart of what we do. Our staff is composed of experienced, licensed nurses who will go the extra mile to show up for their patients and to provide them with the best care possible. If an appointment is missed or canceled late, this cancellation not only takes away a spot on the schedule from another patient who might like to come in but also directly affects the salary of our nurses and the overhead of our business.

The UnTattoo Parlor asks that if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please do so at least 24 hours in advance. Any missed or late canceled appointment will be assessed a fee. If you were scheduled for a Free Consultation, the Missed or Late Cancelled appointment fee will be $75. If you were on the schedule for a 30 Minute or a 1 Hour Treatment, the Missed or Late Cancelled appointment fee will be half of the amount of the total cost of your treatment. If you are a first-time patient, the Missed or Late Cancelled appointment fee will be half of the amount of your total treatment price proposed in your consultation. If you are assessed a fee and if we attempt to run your card on file and it does not go through, the Missed or Late Cancelled appointment fee must be paid in full before proceeding with your next visit.

The only way to cancel an appointment is online through our website (the website accepts cancellations up to 24 hours in advance), by leaving us a message over the phone or by sending us an email. We know that life happens however we do not discuss our late cancellation policy or make decisions regarding fees over the phone. If you feel you were charged unfairly, we are happy to listen. Please feel free to send us an email with your concerns or make an appointment to come into the office to discuss in person.

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