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Youngstown, OH
A 21-year-old female asked:

My 2 year old daughter is going in for surgery this month and she just got her ears pierced what can i do so the holes won't close during that time?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Plastic Spacers?: Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. You will likely be able to use plastic "spacers" so that there is no metal involved. Some types of cautery we use these days do not require the removal of metal etc. Best to check with your daughter's surgeon. Best wishes.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
See below: You can get plastic placers to hold the holes open during the surgery and recover. If this is not possible talk to the anesthesiologist. They may be able to work around the issue.

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