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Sometimes we have to sacrifice our “individuality”, relinquish signs of the rebelliousness of our youth or give up some “coolness” for our own good.

And just be a cog in the metaphorical wheel?

Not necessarily. But, if you want a decent job, to be taken more seriously, want to further your education or even join the military then you MUST:

Get rid of those gauges in your earlobes!

I also see a lot of people who have had gauges in their earlobes for long periods of time who now realize that it’s time to move on with their life. Gauged earlobes represent their past but now they are in a new phase of their life. They’ve grown up, are more mature and have greater responsibilities in life – and want to better themselves – physically, intellectually and financially.

The military won’t accept anyone with gauges in their earlobes or the permanent holes that persist with their removal. Dangling earlobes with large holes generally will make it difficult for you to get a higher paying, more respectable job with a brighter future.

So, if you want to improve your lot and move up in life, then you should strongly consider having your gauged earlobes fixed (closed). This is a relatively painless procedure that I perform in my office using only local anesthesia. There is no down time and you can return to virtually any job immediately.

Or, you can move on to that next and great phase of your life.

The following video is of a patient of mine (just prior to his surgery) who articulates extremely well the reasons that he decided to fix his gauged earlobes.

For more information on the plastic surgery treatment of gauged earlobes or for any other cosmetic procedure that I perform, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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