<snip> they basically remove any scar tissue, sew the hole back
up, and then wait about 6 months to re-pierce it. having two small
children, who grab at my earrings, this has become unavoidable.
I want to reinforce Lee's message. I also had both of my ear
piercings "ruined" from years of wearing unbelievable heavy earrings
- remember they used to make them that way - but a trip to the
plastic surgeon's office took care of that. As Lee said, they just
sew up the old or torn piercing, in my case I had to wait 6 weeks,
then they repierced my ears and I was good to go.
Obviously since then the goal has been light, light earrings. I
make lots of hollow form earrings and I use the lightest gauge metal
that will work for the shape, certainly have given up the heavier
stones - they look wonderful but don't want the weight on my ears.
There is almost no discomfort with this procedure and I got to
correct my original slightly crooked piercings so I'm a happy camper