Women are Going to Crazy Lengths to Stop ‘Earlobe Sag’
Many New York ladies can’t imagine life without their favorite diamond studs. But years of trendy statement earrings — and the pull of good old gravity — can stretch out earlobes and make it hard for the little suckers to shine.
Laurie, an Upper East Side resident in her 50s, says her ears have grown thin and lightly wrinkled over the years. Her piercings were so stretched that they couldn’t hold anything other than a tiny hoop. “I had great ears before — not too big, not too small,” she told The Post. “Now I have my grandmother’s ears.”
Her deflated lobes tanked her self-esteem — and seriously limited her jewelry options. “I stopped wearing [dangling] earrings,” says Laurie, who declined to give her last name for privacy reasons. “I don’t wear studs, because they’d look terrible . . . they’d hang forward. I’d find little dinky earrings instead.”
So when friends tipped her off to ear fillers, which can plump lobes with a hyaluronic acid such as Restylane, she knew she had to try it.
Dr. Melissa Doft, an uptown plastic surgeon, says that the extra volume from the fillers gives earring posts more cushion, which helps studs stick out straight and allows diamonds to catch the light.