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A 23-year-old female asked:

I had a ear piercing 4 months ago, i woke up, it was bloody and my hole was closed, now, its just hard. when is it a good time to get it re-pierced ?

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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Soft scar: The ear piercing involves a puncture through the skin on top and behind the ear lobe as well as the fat in between. This closure makes thick, hard scar. One can massage the scar tissue and try to soften it more quickly. The repiercing could be sooner than six months with such attention. Once the soft tissue feels supple, one can then mark the ear lobe to achieve symmetry for the new piercing.

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