Piercings Gone Bad

Body piercing is popular and sometimes produces problems. Most piercing holes or scars can be repaired and improved.  Piercings like the ones pictured above can be closed and treated with laser and permanent silicone filler.

Removal of Stuck Lip Piercings

The video below shows a patient with overgrown lip piercings that could not be removed for 18 months.

The patient to the right presented to the emergency room with an infected upper right lip from an overgrown lip stud.  The patient was anesthetized with local anesthesia and the piercing removed.  The patient healed uneventfully and this case underlines the importance of seeing a professional if any piercing becomes painful or over grown with tissue.