Gauging & Earlobe Repair

Expert Surgical Earlobe Repair at Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, Santa Rosa, CA

While having your ears pierced has long been popular for many men and women, we are seeing more and more people drawn to “gauging” their earlobes.

While many people prefer to pierce their ears the traditional way by inserting small studs into their earlobes, others have decided to wear gauges that widened ear lobes. However, like most fads or trends that come and go, there is a significant downside to gauging your ears. Once your earlobe is widened there is no going back!

Fortunately, at Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Greg Chernoff offers earlobe gauging surgical repair for extremely stretched earlobes.

Ear piercing has long been popular for many men and women; however, today we are seeing more and more people drawn to “gauging” their earlobes. These gauging devices are used to widen ear lobes and to create large holes. Heavy earrings and gauging cause the earlobes to stretch and tear. Over time, or as a person’s lifestyle changes, people may not like the appearance of big holes and tears in their earlobes and so look into having their earlobes repaired.

Fortunately, Dr. Greg Chernoff is an expert in complicated earlobe repair and rejuvenation of the earlobes. In many cases, earlobe repair is a safe, short, and simple procedure.


How Do the Earlobes Become Damaged?

Typically, earlobe surgical repair has been desired by women who have a long history of wearing heavy earrings and their earlobes are stretched. Today, earlobe gauging is deliberate wherein slightly larger jewelry is inserted into the earlobes to create larger-than-typical-pierced holes and the skin is stretched.

Like other areas of your body, earlobes are mostly made of skin and fatty tissue, with little to no cartilage. Putting strain on the earlobes can cause them to stretch or rip the skin completely from years of wearing heavy earring. Gauges and large earrings cause the earlobes to develop large holes and unattractive hanging skin.

What is Earlobe Reconstruction or Repair?

Dr. Chernoff advises patients that the earlobe surgical reconstruction is done under local anesthesia where the inner lining of the elongated earlobe hole is removed surgically, and the edges are put back together with stitches. The precise suturing makes the length of the earlobe shorter thereby, creating a normal-looking earlobe.

Preparing for Earlobe Repair Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.

After Gauging and Earlobe Surgery Repair Care

The earlobe repair surgery is performed in less than an hour. Following your ear surgery, patients may experience some minor swelling and bruising. The swelling subsides within the first few days, and the bruising takes a few weeks.

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Gauging and Earlobe Repair can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.

Why Dr. Greg Chernoff for Your Gauging and Earlobe Surgery?

When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic surgeon. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.

At Dr. Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

You can trust your gauging and earlobe repair surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

Following your earlobe surgery, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your specific procedure. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.