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After you get really big gauges is there a way to shrink your ears back to normal or close to normal ?

a friend of mine got gauges and I didn't really care at first but she keeps making them bigger and bigger and she doesn't pull it off at all. I eventually told her that I think it wouldn't look good if she made them any bigger but she said if it doesn't look good then she'll have them shrink her ear back to normal then she went ahead and extended them anyway. is that even possible or is she just trying to get me off her back ?

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Your ears don't shrink back automatically. They have to do a surgical procedure, where basically they cut off the excess skin, and then sew the ear lobe back together.

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Does it actually look normal after all that ? I just don't want my friend doing anything she will seriously regret later (like putting a permanent hole in the ear or have a malfunctioned fake plastic ear her hole life)
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It doesn't look horrible if they do it right, but there will be some scarring.
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Ok thanks :)
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The only way to do it is surgically, they have to go in and debride (cut or other wise remove the healed over skin and scar tissue) then sew them closed. A friend of mine (before gauges) used to wear big heavy earrings all the time that eventually stretched the holes out so much they actually tore right through her earlobe, she had to have this done then once it was healed she could get them re-pierced.

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