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Ear Stretcher Sizes
Your body: Any increased size of gauge in general will decrease the chances of the ear being able to return to its original size/shape. For some people the earlobe may be able to recoup after larger sizes, but i would gather that any size larger than 0.5 inch, and especially if added wt or stretching were involved, may lessen possibility of complete recovery of ear shape. ...Read more
I'm thinking about stretching my ears, but i don't know what size to start out with. Would it be bad if i started out with an 8 gauge?
Can gauged ears return to normal size with time? I'm trying to convince people that gauged ears will heal after time and i need to have medical proof.
The : The pacific northwest is a hotbed of body modification procedures, and as a plastic surgeon in portland, I have had the opportunity to work with many patients who have made the decision to have earlobe reconstruction after gauging their ears to various diameters. While the skin and soft tissue of the earlobe does demonstrate some degree of elasticity, or ability to "snap back", it is unlikely that a piercing that has been gauged beyond about 10 gauge (diameter of approximately 1/10 inch) will ever return to looking like it has not been stretched. When gauging progresses to even larger diameters, there is more distortion of the shape of the entire earlobe. Only a thin rim of stretched earlobe tissue exists around the gauged piercing, and this tissue does not typically demonstrate any significant ability to return to the shape that existed before stretching the earlobe. This is treated by performing an earlobe reconstruction procedure. This procedure involves removal of excessive stretched skin and tissue, and very importantly, reshapes the earlobe to a natural, cosmetically-appealing shape and size. Earlobe reconstruction should be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, and is typically performed in your surgeon's office under local anesthesia. Earlobes are easily numbed, and there should be no discomfort during the procedure. Following the procedure, there is minimal discomfort for 1-2 days which is easily treated with Ibuprofen or similar over the counter medicines. External stitches are usually removed after 5-7 days, and the resulting scars are typically very subtle in appearance once fully healed. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took out my half inch gauges an hour ago and my ear was really bloody and now the skin is turning black what do I so i skipped a size which was 7/16 i went 00 to 1/2
I have life a little bb sized ball behind my left and right ear they don't hurt they are movable
and i don't know what it is i havnt tried any medication i spelled life instead of like*
The : The lumps you are describing are consistent with enlarged small lymph nodes. These lymph nodes often swell in response to localized infection in your scalp, posterior neck or ears. You might want to see your physician for evaluation. The lumps usually go away when the infection resolves. ...Read more
Macrotia surgery?: Some people have ears that simply stick out, but are normal size. This is treated otoplasty, aka ear pinning or reshaping. Some people have very large ear cartilages (macrotia) +/- large earlobes. Earlobes can be reduced by removing some tissue. To reduce macrotia is called macrotia surgery. Not routinely offered, it involves removing some cartilage under the ear rim then reattaching the rim. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers