Repairing stretched ears = better careers?
Stretched ears have been all over the news this week – and so have we!
A story in the Observer about the surge in demand for earlobe repair was picked up by the Huffington Post, Daily Mail and Metro, as well as several local publications.
Adrian Richards is quoted in the article, talking about a patient he recently treated at Aurora – a soldier looking to keep his job:
“We had a soldier on Wednesday who had 2cm flesh tunnels in each ear. His commanding officer told him of new internal guidance that says anyone with ear tunnels of over 2cm would have to have them repaired, or there was a threat of discharge from the army.
And that’s a pretty textbook case when it comes to the people we see for earlobe repair. Better job prospects is the reason most people give us for seeking to have their stretched ears sewn up.
Stretched ears and careers
Typically, our earlobe repair patients are young people who started stretching their ears in their teens. Starting small, they worked their way up with bigger and bigger ear plugs. One patient we treated, for example, had reached 52mm. Hear him talk about it >
They’ve decided the time’s right to take their stretchers out, but because they’ve gone past the point where stretched ears can repair themselves (around 8-12mm), the holes in their ears and baggy earlobes remain.
People have told us they feel that others are judging them before getting to know them, which has negative implications in all areas of life, but perhaps most significantly in job interviews.
In an ideal world, a person’s appearance should have no bearing on their suitability for a job. But in a rocky economy, with fierce competition for jobs, it’s a reality that the fewer reasons you give a potential employer NOT to hire you, the better.
Repairing your ears – once and for all
If you’ve stretched your ears and you think they might be holding you back from where you want to be, come and talk to us. We’ve helped hundreds of people in the same position, who just want their earlobes fixed so they can get on with their lives.
And if after that you’d like to start the ball rolling, give us a call on 01324 578290 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange a consultation for you.