Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

Do your earlobes need a little attention before that big job interview?

Seattle Plastic Surgeon gives some unsolicited advise on earlobe interview etiquette.

These earlobes are not interview ready.

This year I received many a Christmas card with the family photo and I am always amazed at how fast all of our kids grow up.  I also am amazed at the various hairdos and facial adornments my friends’ children seem to come up with as they reach young adulthood.    I am so thankful that I have promised each of my children $$$$$ for a no above- the-collar-bone- mutilation or tattto prior to college graduation and/or real job.   This job market  has to be brutal for new  grads, especially new  grads with earlobe issues like a few of my friends’ offspring now have.

 About 6 months ago I interviewed a lovely young lady who I really though might be the total package for the position we were filling until I saw her earlobes.  They peaked out from her tidy and stylish coif and screamed at me “CLUELESS”, “POOR JUDGEMENT” or “I DON’T GIVE A RIP“.  Black metal gauges the size of a faucet washer do not make it in a plastic surgery office.  Sorry, but looks matter.  They matter a lot.  That’s what keeps me in business.   A teeny, tiny nose stud or eyebrow stud —– maybe, just maybe but not this True Value Hardware look.  I don’t care about Honor Roll or Phi Beta Kappa.  This was a deal breaker.

 So if you are out looking for a real job, a real career, where you will be treated and paid like a real grown up and you have earlobe issues, you might want to look into earlobe repair.  The vast majority of stretched earlobes can be fixed and made to pass for normal with a little plastic surgery.  Cost, scars and recovery will vary with the damage that has been inflicted.  Give me a call.  I’m here to help you with that job interview.

 Thanks for reading.  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder


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