- August 2nd 2018
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The earlobe is an integral part of the face in an aesthetic sense. For instance, women have often adorned jewelry in this area, with ear piercings being one of the oldest types of body modifications.
Unappealing physical characteristics of the earlobe, such as being too large or having an uneven shape, can become a cause of concern for patients. Additionally, earlobes can be damaged from wearing long, heavy jewelry, which can cause further resulting in undesired aesthetic conditions.
Over time, patients who wear long or heavy jewelry, especially if suspended from a fine ring, will eventually find that the heavy weight pulling on their piercing stretches, elongates, and sometimes completely pulls through the piercing hole, resulting in a split earlobe. A split earlobe can be incomplete or complete, and different techniques should be used for repair based on the type of damage sustained by the earlobe.
Enlarged ear-piercing hole
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