5 Indications for Earlobe Repair Surgery:
- Disfigurement from the stretching of a hole in the ear from heavy earrings.
- Earlobe reduction from earlobes is naturally more significant or, more commonly, in women, reduction in earlobe size earlobe has enlarged over time.
- Split earlobe surgery or torn earlobe surgery, where the lobe has been split from the accidental pulling of an earring, causing the ear to rip entirely through.
- Gauge earlobe stretching. The trend through 1990 was to use earlobe stretchers or spacers to stretch the earlobe progressively. Called gauged ears, they originated as traditional and some tribal groups. The Buddha famously stretched earlobes, which also occurred in some hill tribes. The difficulty is that this fashion changed, and some people regretted the decision or later elected to have this repair because it interfered with job prospects.
- Elf ear surgery or repair. Elf ear results after plastic facial surgery where instead of the lobe being free, it is attached and stretched downward from scar formation after facelift surgery.
Earlobe Repair – Aging or Stretched Earlobes
Years of wearing heavy earrings can result in stretched earring holes. Combined, earlobes can result in unflattering elongated and stretched earlobes in young women. This can particularly age the facial appearance, a significant reason some women seek to repair it.
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