Droopy ears no more

It’s all about the Ears!

The following post is sponsored but all thoughts and comments are my own.

I’ve been waiting for this day to arrive for more four months!  You will remember that back in March I had my ear lobe repair surgery.  I needed to repair the years of wear and tear on my ear holes, before they were torn.  The 80’s were hard on a girl!  Plastic Surgeons of Lexington to the rescue!

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Plastic Surgeons of Lexington to the rescue! Photo courtesy of The Scout Guide of Lexington

If you haven’t read my blog post about the surgery, you should.  The surgery was easy and painless!  Dr. Lynch from Plastic Surgeons of Lexington performed the surgery and I can’t say enough about the doctors and the staff.  They put you at ease, and you immediately trust the doctors to help you be the best you can be!  I would trust him to perform any type of procedure on me in the future.  He’s honest and he tells you his opinion, sometimes not always what you want to hear.   That’s not always an easy task!

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You’re more than just another surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington!

If you would like to see the short surgery, you can see the Facebook Live video here.  Don’t worry, it’s not going to scare you!  There’s not any gruesome or gory images on the video.

I had the ear lobe rejuvenation surgery on March 12th.  The next week the world stopped and the state shutdown.  I started working from home, and everything was cancelled.  Even Keeneland.  It turned out to be a great time to have the surgery!

I made sure to dab a bit of hydrogen peroxide on my ears each day.  It was important to avoid infections and avoid any issues that would cause my ears not to heal properly.  I was a good patient and followed all of the doctor’s orders.

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Poof! One day the stitches are in and the next day they are out!

Dr. Lynch wanted me to let my ears heal for about 6 weeks before getting them pierced again.  My ears healed quickly and the stitches dissolved.  Poof!  One day the stitches  were in and the next day they were gone!

I went to see the doctor several times during my healing process.  He wanted to check the progress and make sure I wasn’t having any issues that needed to be addressed.  The bedside manner of the doctors and the staff was so caring and you can tell that they genuinely care about their patients.  You aren’t just another surgery to Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, you’re more like family.

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Dr. Lynch showed me how to massage my ears

Ear piercings can leave scar tissue in the ears that form lumps.  If you have keyloids from scarring, that can also add to the lumpiness.  Dr. Lynch advised me to massage my ears on a daily basis in order to get rid of the lumps.  I followed his advise and the lumps disappeared after a couple of weeks of ear massages.  It was so easy!

Weeks went by and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses were still shut down, including tatoo and piercing studios.  I didn’t have anywhere to go, so it was fine that I didn’t have pierced ears.  Yoga pants don’t require fancy earrings!

Finally, on June 2nd various businesses were allowed to reopen.  That included tatoo and piercing parlors.  I have to admit, I was a little anxious to visit one.  I don’t have any tattoos or piercings, other than my ears that had been sewn up, and I have never visited one.  It was a new experience for me, so I did some research and found a place that I thought would do the best job.  I certainly didn’t want to mess up Dr. Lynch’s fabulous work!

I called to make my appointment at Charmed Life Piercings.  I had a long conversation with the piercing artist about my ears.  She was very knowledgeable and had done several re-piercings.  I felt confident that she was a professional and that I was in good hands.

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Lots of funky things to look at in the Charmed Life Piercing studio!

The day arrived and I went to my appointment.  The facility was just as I had pictured, funky artwork and odd things to look at.  They had a wide variety of starter earrings to choose from.

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Starter earrings sure have changed from when I was 13 years old!

Way back when I was 13 and got my ears pierced for the first time, the only earrings You had to choose from were little gold studs.  They had a pointy back and poked you when you slept.  I am pleased to tell you that times have changed!

Not only did I choose a sparkly pair of Swarovski crystal earrings, but they now have flat backs.  You don’t have to worry about being poked in the head for 8 weeks any more!  Talk about a huge improvement!

Dr. Lynch was very clear about making sure to have my new piercings off-center.  He didn’t want me to re-pierce too close to the old holes.  At my last appointment he showed me the best place to add the holes.

The piercing studio’s procedure was a far cry from what I remember when my grandmother took me to the mall when I turned 13.  Back then it was pretty much aim and shoot the piercing gun.  Everybody came out with little gold studs.

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All the tools were sterilized to avoid infection
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Piercings in a sterile environment

Fast forward to 2020 and it’s a very different process, at least at a professional piercing studio.  There’s lots of measuring, surgical tools wrapped in sanitary packing, and a very sterile environment.  I was pleased at the care and effort that was made to make sure the new piercing was free of bacteria and all those other germs.  Don’t you remember at least one of your friends getting an infected ear after ear piercing?  It was usually a big mess!

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You can watch the ear piercing below.  Don’t worry, you won’t see anything gory!

Of course there was after care for my newly pierced ears.  I had to make sure to rinse with saline several times a day.  Remember how you had to constantly turn your little gold posts?  You don’t do that anymore, that only leads to infection and bad stuff!

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Dr. Lynch approved of the new piercings

 

In case you don’t remember, you have to wear your starter earrings for around 12 weeks, or longer.  I have to admit that the time went quickly.  Maybe it was because that we are still under restrictions for COVID, so there’s not many places to really go. And to be honest, my little sparkly starter earrings are great!  I never really thought how much I liked wearing earrings.  There’s something about wearing earrings that makes you feel pretty.

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Once they were droopy and now they aren’t!

I have been waiting to be able to tell you all about my journey from beginning to end.  I just can’t thank Dr. Lynch and Plastic Surgeons of Lexington enough for helping me to make things like new again!  Can’t you see the huge difference it makes?  No more droopy ears and earrings for me!

As we get older, it’s a struggle to age gracefully.  Gravity takes effect and you start to see changes in the mirror everyday. I’m just glad that I found Dr. Lynch.  I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or outcome.  Go see him!

I hope you are safe.  Until we see each other the next time xoxo.

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