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    Default metal jewlery weight on skin?

    I was asked at a parts counter about what happens if a person's daughter stops wearing those heavy metal ear rings that are pulling her ear lobes to about a inch longer. Will the skin shrink back if she stops wearing the metal?

    I said I don't have any experience with that. Reminds me of the people who insert big plates behind their lips and want to convert back.

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    No real experience, but if they’re young enough I would expect their skin is elastic enough that it would.

    All I know is I have a tan line and permanent indent from my wedding ring.

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    Ear lobes will shrink back some, but will never go back to "normal". A simple piercing will close back up if nothing is inserted into it in about a year.

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    So I should be good if I quit wearing my nipple rings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booze Daily View Post
    So I should be good if I quit wearing my nipple rings?
    That might depend on how good you were before - and who's doing the judging.

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    Its not like this is some new problem- women (and men) have been wearing earrings for ten thousand years or so.
    One of the very first things plastic surgeons started doing, when they became popular, is fixing elongated earring holes.
    Its a very common procedure, outpatient, cheap, and fast. I know people who have had it done, its around $500 an ear.
    There are doctors in my area who advertise heavily to do this surgery.

    Most likely you have met people who have had it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ries View Post
    Its not like this is some new problem- women (and men) have been wearing earrings for ten thousand years or so.
    One of the very first things plastic surgeons started doing, when they became popular, is fixing elongated earring holes.
    Its a very common procedure, outpatient, cheap, and fast. I know people who have had it done, its around $500 an ear.
    There are doctors in my area who advertise heavily to do this surgery.

    Most likely you have met people who have had it done.
    Sounds easy enough. I bet most people here could do it. Snip out a section and sew up the leftovers. Minimizing scaring might be a bit trickier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhajicek View Post
    I bet most people here could do it.
    Uh huh. (Tenth character)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmatiangirl61 View Post
    Ear lobes will shrink back some, but will never go back to "normal". A simple piercing will close back up if nothing is inserted into it in about a year.
    Nope. I haven't had an earring in for almost 20 years. Holes are still there. The lobes don't shrink back.


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