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Surgery Reverses Stretched Ear Lobes

Ear gauging, the practice of stretching your ear lobes until you have an inch-wide opening, may lead to regret in later years. However, there's a plastic surgery fix for the unwanted holes, says MSNBC. Ear gauging is most popular among men, but when they get older the ear plugs and holes may start to seem like a bad fad. To fix the holes, surgeons can reconstruct the whole earlobe by slicing the earlobe, creating two pieces. Excess skin is trimmed away, and pieces are sewn back together, leaving a scar that reaches to the edge of the lobe. While some patients pierce their ears to distract from the scar, future ear gauging is out of the question. That would tear the earlobe apart. MSNBC reports that the surgery costs around $1,500 to $3,000.


Mark commenter Mark at 5:34 pm on August 12, 2010


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