Over the past several years, my practice has seen a huge increase in the number of patients seeking corrective plastic surgery for gauge earring defects. These patients have all had prior piercings with use of gauges that have stretched the earlobes to a variable degree. Once they stop using the gauges, the earlobes are left with a rather sizable defect. Correction of this type of earlobe abnormality requires very delicate plastic surgery performed by someone who is well-versed in cosmetic ear reshaping. To learn more about this niche procedure using a case example of one of my patients from San Diego, simply click here. Intrigued by the defect seen here? See the result of the surgery here and let me know what you think!