Are Gauged Ears Sabotaging Employment Opportunities?
Gauged earlobe repair is becoming an increasingly popular procedure due to the number of people who regret gauging their ears as teenagers. In this new two-part blog series, we will discuss the reasons why many people consider gauged earlobe repair treatment, as well as what patients can expect from the procedure.
The deliberate manipulation of the earlobe by inserting increasingly large tapers or plugs into an ear piercing over time can ultimately cause gauged ears. This results in the appearance of a large hole in the earlobe and excess, stretched skin. Many young people gauge their ears for decorative, artistic, and self-expression purposes. However, these individuals often realize their gauged ears can cause challenges, especially when they decide to enter the workforce.
Our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jess Prischmann, evaluates gauged ears weekly. Some of the common concerns our adult and teenage patients have include:
- Difficulty finding a job
- Negative judgments by prospective employers and others
- Too much unsolicited attention to earlobes
- Parents’ strong opposition to gauged ears
The good news is your past decisions do not have to impact the future of your career. Our facial plastic surgery practice offers advanced treatment that can repair gauged ears and return your earlobes to a more natural-looking appearance.
Our next blog in this series will describe what you can expect from the gauged earlobe repair procedure. If you have any questions, or if you would like to have your gauged ears evaluated by Dr. Prischmann, contact us today. Our team is happy to assist you!