By Anne-Marie Guarnieri, Allure magazine
On my list of anti-aging concerns, whether my ears look "old" doesn't even crack the top 20. But this story about earlobe surgery in the UK's Daily Mail pointed out something I hadn't considered: Could all my years of wearing heavy, ridiculous earrings (doorknockers in the '90s, chandeliers in the 2000s) eventually cause my ears to not only sag, but in doing so, make me look older?
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While doctors admit that ear jobs are not in super-high demand, they are seeing more patients interested in plumping injections to fill out lobes that thin with aging and have sagged from the weight of big earrings, and in corrective surgeries to fix drooping lobes that can result after a facelift.
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These days, when it comes to earrings, I'm all about small studs or none at all, so I'm not sure that this will be an issue for me, but what of those hipster kids who have ear plugs (the metal discs inserted into the ear piercing that stretch out the hole)? They might be lining up in their golden years for Restylane shots in their earlobes.
How about you? Do you think about your earlobes and aging?
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