Q&A: What can be done to remove two holes from lip piercings I got when I was young and dumb?

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Hi, I am a 19 yr old girl that was young and dumb at the age of 17 and had gotten 2 lip piercings, I kept them in for only a few months at different times and now they are nothing but two uneven holes under my lip and are such an embarrassment! So my question is, what can I have done to remove these holes? And would they permately be gone? How much would it cost and how is the healing process afterwards? Thank you in advance!

- Ashley


Celibre Laser Skin Care - LocateADoc.com

Hi Ashley,
Although we do not provide the service, you may want to consider punch excision to remove the holes.  Find a great dermatologic surgeon or plastic surgeon that specializes in this.  You will still have a small scar after the holes are closed, but when done well, it should be preferable.

--Celibre Laser Skin Care
Orange, CA


Barry L Eppley, M.D., D.M.D. - LocateADoc.com

The removal of any piercing holes, including the lips, is a simple office procedure that is done under local anesthesia. Using a punch biopsy device just slightly bigger than hole are used to remove the indentations. While the holes/indentations will be permanently gone, there will be a very small scar in its place. The healing process is minimal and there is not real recovery. One can return to all physical activities right after the procedure.

--Barry L Eppley, M.D., D.M.D.
Carmel, IN

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