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Sometime in the teen years or early twenties, some people decide to stretch their pierced ears in a process known as gauging. Gauging involves gradually increasing the size of the earlobe hole until a desired size is reached.
Then sometime in their mid twenties or later, many of these same people decide that they no longer like these stretched earlobes. Why? Some can't get certain types of jobs. Other are tired of constantly being judged in a certain way. And some just want to return to normal. What are these people to do?
Luckily, these enlarged ear holes can be repaired. Plastic surgeons, including myself, are seeing more and more people who want to reverse this trend. It's a short procedure with a relatively simple recovery. If you know someone who wants to fix the large holes in their ears, let them know it is indeed a possibility.