Ear piercing has been practiced since the time of ancient civilizations, not only to call attention to female beauty, but also to make statements about social status. More recently, popular cultural trends have resulted in an increased incidence of multiple ear piercing and male ear piercing. As a result, earlobe tears are an increasingly commonplace complaint among patients presenting to the cosmetic surgeon.


Partial Tear Verm Illion Female Beauty Vertical Elongation Earring Hole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoash R. Enzer
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  1. 1.Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of OphthalmologyWarren Albert School of Medicine of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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