Is there a surgery that could help my stretched earlobes?
I have gotten my ears gauged while I was in college and now can see that a look like this is not going to work in the real world as I try and start my career. Is there a surgery that can help my gauged earlobes so I don't get double takes every time I walk by someone? Thanks.
I had my earlobes stretched using gauges for years. However, I found a job and the only impediment to getting the job was the holes in my ears. I stopped wearing gauges for a number of months and the holes shrunk in size. However, the holes were still visible and I knew that if I needed to advance in my career and have people take me seriously I needed to get them sealed.
Thankfully, I found a doctor who performed the surgery to my satisfaction. So yes, there is surgery to have the earlobes sealed. The surgery is relatively simple and can be performed in just a single visit. Best of all, the small scars left behind will disappear with time. Unless someone comes up really close to you, he or she will never be able to tell whether you once had your ears gauged. I would definitely recommend that you get the surgery done. It is not painful and can be done over the weekend. By Monday morning, you will be able to report to work as the small scars heal.
I wore gauges in my late teens and got tired of that look when I was in college. I had severely stretched earlobes and knew that when I started looking for a full time job that this was going to be an issue. I looked online at before and afters for earlobe repair surgery and was pretty sure this is what I would need.
I had ear lobe surgery done to close the holes, and the results are outstanding! The operation was simple, I was administered local anesthesia so I was awake the entire time but felt no pain at all. It technically is plastic surgery, but it really is not a big deal at all. After the procedure I was ecstatic because I no longer had gauged ears and the recovery and healing went without a hiccup. I took small amounts of pain medication in the beginning and quickly switched to tylenol.
I now have slight scars on both of my ears. To give you an idea of how small my scars are: small diamond studs can conceal the scars. My scars are very faint, and they will continue to fade over time. The size of your holes will determine your outcome. I recommend that you see an experienced plastic surgeon and request before and after photos from previous patients. Good luck in your new career.
Earlobe gauge repair is a pretty straightforward procedure that can be done under local anesthesia in a plastic surgeon's office. It essentially entails excising the large hole and repairing the lobe tissues in a manner that restores the earlobe contour. Recovery time is just a couple of days. Scarring is usually minimal, but may be more noticeable depending upon skin type and size of the hole being repaired.