Tribal Earlobe Corrective Surgery.

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Tribal Ear Correction Surgery

Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in interest of tribal ear correction surgery, this being encouraged by the rise of the ‘ear stretching trend’. The piercing is performed by gradually placing a cone-shaped taper into the ear and pushing it through more and more each day or alternatively having a large sized tunnel placed into an ear piercing to deliberately stretch the piercing hole to accommodate for certain types of jewellery.


If the piercing stretch is small enough the gap will often shrink back to its normal size once stretching has been stopped however is the stretched ear is too large there is a point of no return. This is where tribal ear correction surgery has become so popular.


The ear stretching trend actually originated from Ancient Egypt with Kind Tutankhamun in the late 1340 BC. It also became increasingly popular in various countries in Africa, Eurasia, America and other lands as part of their culture, religion and for traditional purposes.


Although these piercings have become so popular they have not come about without their negative aspects. These piercings are often a big factor in difficulty seeking employment due to smart uniform requirements and can also cause problems such as Keloid Scarring (firm rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules which can vary in colour and are often accompanied by pain and severe itchiness. In severe cases they can also affect movement of the skin.)


The good news is that there is now a corrective solution.  Baddow Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex offer Tribal earlobe corrective surgery which is performed as a day case 30 minute procedure under a local anaesthetic. We also offer a split ear lobe repair surgery if the wearing of earrings and ear- stretching has caused this to happen.


If you would be interested in this procedure and would like to learn more call our friendly and helpful team on 01245 474070 or e-mail