An earring trend for the last five years has been towards larger earrings with more substantial weight. One effect from earringweight is that the ears can be overly stretched. The issue is that when earrings are placed here, they may not sit well in the ear, often times turning outward.
The overly stretched ear piercing also often involves removal of the surrounding skin to the piercing site. The piercing site must be closed in multiple layers so that the ear lobe can be properly reinforced. Once the layers of the ear have been repaired, 6-8 weeks later, ear piercings can be placed. It is important for patients to limit the size of their earrings, especially the weight to avoid the need for future procedures.