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Earlobe Reduction surgery

Earlobe Reduction surgery

Postby D33J91 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:47 am

Hi,

I have made an account for the sole purpose of asking for some advice.

I have fairly large, droppy earlobes that I have been unhappy with for pretty much my whole life. I am 23 years old, and feel pretty sure that I want to have some surgery to reduce them. From what I gather, it seems a fairly simple process with little problems or healing time. The scarring seems to be underneath the ear too, which is a bonus.

Now, the only problem I have is choosing the surgeon. I have researched pretty heavily online and have come up with 4 names; Wallid Sabbagh, Greg O'Toole, David Gault and Gary Horn.

I can find very little information online about any of them (review wise), so am finding it hard to choose. I have heard more negative reviews about Dr Gault so am leaning more towards the other 3.

Has anyone on this board had earlobe reduction surgery before? How did it go? And who did your surgery? Any problems with the surgeon? Any personal experiences would be fantastic.

Thanks
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Re: Earlobe Reduction surgery

Postby JetBlue » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:15 pm

Hi. I had surgery with David Gault and I have nothing but fabulous things to say about him and his entire staff. Years later I thought about trying to improve on my ears even more and contacted Greg O'Toole. From the moment I contacted Greg O'Toole I was doomed. He proved to be a mad man, luring patients, performing surgery for financial gain, and to fulfill his desire of wanting to perform surgery on you for better or worse. I found him to be a bloody crook. Literally. Consulting with him is like a job interview for him to say everything to convince you to follow through with surgery with him.

If you want sound advice, I would need to see your earlobes. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

The best ear surgeons are Francoise Firmin and David Gault. I have heard positive things about Wallid Sabbagh and that he has proper principles.
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Re: Earlobe Reduction surgery

Postby D33J91 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:02 am

JetBlue wrote:Hi. I had surgery with David Gault and I have nothing but fabulous things to say about him and his entire staff. Years later I thought about trying to improve on my ears even more and contacted Greg O'Toole. From the moment I contacted Greg O'Toole I was doomed. He proved to be a mad man, luring patients, performing surgery for financial gain, and to fulfill his desire of wanting to perform surgery on you for better or worse. I found him to be a bloody crook. Literally. Consulting with him is like a job interview for him to say everything to convince you to follow through with surgery with him.

If you want sound advice, I would need to see your earlobes. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

The best ear surgeons are Francoise Firmin and David Gault. I have heard positive things about Wallid Sabbagh and that he has proper principles.


Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I am going to try and book a consultation with David Gault soon based on your advice, I'll see what I can do around work.

I don't know how to upload a picture directly onto this thread so here is a link to Photobucket: (http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/danja ... a.jpg.html)

In regards to healing and scarring, did you have any problems? And if you don't mind would it be possible to see any before and after pictures from yourself? If you find it too personal, I completely understand.

Thanks again,

Dan
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Re: Earlobe Reduction surgery

Postby D33J91 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:41 pm

Right, so a potential spanner in the works:

I have received an email from Dr Gault and the total for the earlobe reduction would be consultation (£200), fee (£1695), Anesthetic (£250) and hospital fee (£550)... That is an insane amount of money for what seems a simple surgery, especially since it will take approximately an hour.

However, having received an email from a Dr Gary Horn, he charges £90 for a consultation and a total of £1200 for the surgery (which includes hospital fee and anesthetic.

Now, I have heard very little about Horn, but it is a monumental amount of money cheaper... Almost £1700 less than Gault. I don't know whether I can justify that amount of money on a simple procedure.

Has anyone had any experiences with Dr Gary Horn?
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Re: Earlobe Reduction surgery

Postby JetBlue » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:15 pm

Your ears and earlobes are perfectly normal looking. This is all in your head and you need to forget about having surgery.

Surgery will have you obsessing about what your earlobes look like after surgery. They will look different, feel different and they will have scars. You will be thinking more about your ears than ever before. Love your life, respect your body and be happy with yourself. This is a huge gamble not worth the risk. I would give anything to undo what has been done to my ears. Demoralizing.

Go travel. Enjoy your life and spend your money wisely.
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Re: Earlobe Reduction surgery

Postby D33J91 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:14 am

JetBlue wrote:Your ears and earlobes are perfectly normal looking. This is all in your head and you need to forget about having surgery.

Surgery will have you obsessing about what your earlobes look like after surgery. They will look different, feel different and they will have scars. You will be thinking more about your ears than ever before. Love your life, respect your body and be happy with yourself. This is a huge gamble not worth the risk. I would give anything to undo what has been done to my ears. Demoralizing.

Go travel. Enjoy your life and spend your money wisely.


Hi, thanks for the reply but this is something that I want to do, it is the most prominent feature and i'd like them gone. I appreciate the input and I realise that there will be scarring underneath the ear. I am not 100% going to have the surgery but I am going to have a consultation with Dr. Horn. At least that way, I can make a proper informed decision about what to do for the best.

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I won't be able to have a consultation until at least 7 weeks anyway, since my girlfriend works in a school and doesn't break up until then for summer. I'll see what Dr. Horn says and base any decision from there once I have seen someone.
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