Gauged Ear Repair

Gauged ear repair 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 repair 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 earlobe 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?

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 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.

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 Earlobe Repair Surgery Works

The earlobe repair 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 the 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.

Schedule a Consultation for Earlobe Repair Surgery in Portland

You can learn more about gauged ear repair when you visit our office in the Pearl District. Call us at (503) 893-0102, or make an appointment online for a free consultation.

TUP Cancellation Policy

We believe that people are the heart of what we do. Our staff is composed of licensed nurses who will go the extra mile to show up foe their patients and give them the best tattoo removal experience possible. If an appointment is missed or cancelled at the last minute, 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 . 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 cancelled appointment will be assessed a fee. If you were scheduled for a Free Consultation or for a 30 minute Treatment, the No-Show or Late Cancel fee is $50. If you were on the schedule for a 1 Hour Treatment, the No-Show or Late Cancel fee is $100.

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