Repair of the Large Gauged Earlobe

  Gauging the earlobe through sequential expansion devices seems relatively new, but it is a custom in some cultures that dates back well into antiquity. It is the earliest form of tissue expansion and proves that even the smallest body structure can be modified by simple pressure. While it is a fashion statement for some…Read More…

Mini-Mommy Makeover Procedures

The concept of a Mommy Makeover plastic surgery procedure is about combining abdominal and breast reshaping in one operation. The breast and abdominal components are not new and include many well known procedures such as tummy tucks, breast implants, liposuction and breast lifts in whatever combination each individual women needs. While the effects of a…Read More…

Postoperative Instructions for Earlobe Repair and Reconstruction

  Repair of the earlobe is done for a range of conditions from a tear caused by an ear ring, stretching of the earlobe from gauging to traumatic injuries. The small size of the earlobe allows even complex repairs to be done under local anesthesia as an office procedure in most cases. The after care instructions…Read More…

Consent for Plastic Surgery: Earlobe Repair and Reconstruction

  Every plastic surgery procedure has numerous issues that every patient who is undergoing a procedure should know. These explanations are always on a consent form that you should read in detail before surgery. This consent form, while many perceive as strictly a legal protection for the doctor, is actually more intended to improve the…Read More…

The Energing Trend Of Stretched Earlobe Repair

The adornment of ears has been around since the dawn of civilization. Women and men have been putting all sorts of jewelry on ears from the top of the helix down to the earlobe. In what some may consider out of the ordinary or more extreme, the non-cartilaginous portion of the ear (earlobe) has even…Read More…

Case Study: Repair of the Torn Gauged Earlobe

Background:  The earlobe has long been an anatomic location for personal adornment. From piercings to endless styles of ear rings, just about every conceivable variation of jewelry has been adapted to be applied to the earlobe. One of the more recent practices of earlobe fashion has been that or stretching or gauging the earlobe with…Read More…

Case Study: Ear Keloid Removal With Skin Grafting

Background:  Keloid scars are one of the most difficult scar problems. They are hard to stop growing and removing them is no guarantee that they will not return. Their high recurrence rate is well chronicled. One of the reasons keloids can recur is that they are incompletely excised. Leaving but just a miniscule amount of…Read More…

Case Study: Reconstruction of the Gauged Earlobe

Background: The adornment of the earlobe goes to back to nearly the beginning of mankind. Besides being a very visible piece of anatomy right next to the face, it is also easy to manipulate because it is composed of just skin and fat without more firm cartilage like the rest of the ear. Besides jewelry,…Read More…