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Earrings: Must-Have Fashion Accessory or Health Hazard?

Study reveals the best cosmetic treatment techniques for earlobe tears

(press release from ASDS)

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Earlobe tears are a common problem facing dermasurgeons. For ages, ear piercing has been used as a way to express personal style, and while your lobes may be the canvas for your expression, piercing puts them at risk to be torn. Whether torn by accident, such as a sudden pull on an earring by a child, the resulting weight of wearing heavy earrings over time, the chronic friction from the telephone, or simply a poor piercing technique, a tear means scarring and - depending on the deformity - surgical reconstruction.

A recent study in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, published monthly by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, evaluated the treatment techniques available to fix a partially-torn earlobe, which occurs when the piercing canal is elongated or deformed/stretched due to trauma, but has not severed through the earlobe.

Experts in the study concluded that the best cosmetic treatment is the "purse-string method," which has several advantages over other techniques: this method can restore the rounded look of the lobe, it avoids linear scars, and it's a surgical procedure that is easy to conduct in an outpatient setting.

"This procedure is performed under local anesthetic and takes about ten minutes to complete," says ASDS member and lead author Suzan Obagi, MD assistant professor in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center. "The piercing canal is removed with either trephine or surgical blade. A 5-0 Prolene suture is used to close the defect in a "purse-string" fashion with the knot placed at the superior aspect of the incision. The sutures are kept in place for one week."

After just six weeks you can once again don a pair of earrings, but follow these tips for preventing future tears: don't wear heavy, dangly earrings; avoid wearing earrings to sleep; and get your ears re-pierced using a proper technique.
The ASDS has also prepared a list of tips to consider when obtaining a piercing. To review the list, go to www.asds.net. Remember: today's trend may be tomorrow's regret.

About the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Founded in 1970, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is the largest specialty organization in the world exclusively representing dermasurgeons, board-certified physicians who are specifically trained to treat the health, function and appearance of the skin and soft tissue with both medically necessary and cosmetic procedures. For more information on medical or cosmetic skin procedures, visit www.asds.net


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