I consider gauge earrings as the “gateway procedure” for extreme body modification.
You’ve likely seen many young people over the years sporting gauged ear lobes. This is the practice of using progressively wider earrings in order to stretch the earlobes, sometimes to incredible lengths. The problem with this procedure is not that it’s dangerous. It’s just that some people have problems getting certain jobs in the future with gauged ears.
I’ve operated on several young men over the years to reverse their gauged ears in order to help them look more appropriate for a potential job. The surgery isn’t too difficult or expensive, but ideally shouldn’t need to be performed.
For this reason, Gauge Earrings are on my Holistic Beauty Blacklist.
Note: This is based solely on the opinions of Dr. Youn, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all doctors or the standard of care in your area. Before you undergo any invasive cosmetic treatment, make sure you consult with a real board-certified plastic surgeon.