Saturday, June 18, 2011

*all the better to hear you with, my dear*

Elf Ear Plastic Surgery
 
You have your tattoos, you have your nose rings, and then you have your elf ears. Ear pointing surgery, using a method that cuts the ear and resews it, is on the rise. The motivation being, ostensibly, that you'll resemble your favorite LOTR or Star Trek character.
http://www.plasmetic.com/images/ear-sculpting.jpg


When I first heard about "ear pointing surgery", I was just as disgusted and horrified as many of you are now. After all, this surgery costs a large amount of money($400-$500 USD), is completely irreversible, and has the potential to get infected or otherwise and destroy the ear completely.

The surgery involves cutting the outer part of the ear and sewing it back together into a point. There is a large amount of pain involved and patients must wear tape to hold their ear together for 2 weeks+ after the surgery


Then I started reading books with elves in them......

I confess to having thought "Hey! these would be cool. I would stand out, anyhow."

In my fantasy dreamworld, I might consider getting this done. but plastic surgery is plastic surgery, and I guess God made me with ol' round ears so I may as well stick with it. Plus, pain isn't my thing. Also, I might get mistaken for a (heaven forbid) trekkie!


*heehee* this reminds me of when (spoilers) Opal Koboi(Artemis Fowl), a pixie,  undergoes similar surgery to have her ears rounded.

What do you think?

PS. I read Maximum Read. In two hours. I couldn't put it down. That amazing. I can't wait for the next one. James Patterson is certainly a talented author.

8 comments:

  1. I used to tie my ears to be pointed like that. =P

    The Maximum Ride series is amazing!! I'm in love and in awe, and you will be too, the more you read. :)

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  2. I can't decide which is crazier, this or the guy at the water park who had his nipple pierced. O_O

    I need to read Maximum Ride, they look really good.

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  3. I have always wanted to be an elf. However, I would never ever do that to my ears. As you said: wouldn't want to be taken for a trekkie. *shivers*

    Also, the Max Ride series is pretty good. I'm not a fan of James Patterson's writing though.

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  4. LOL, I have a funny story to tell!

    When my hair is a certain way (it happens, on its own), the tops of my ears will stick through. Even though it's just the top of my ear, it can give the illusion that I have pointed ears. I've been going around telling people that I'm an elf. Well, the last time my hair was doing that, my youngest sister started screaming happily, "Endor's a Vulcan!" (don't know if that's the correct spelling. :P)
    "A WHAT?!"
    "You know, from Star Trek."
    "NO WAY! I'm an ELF!"

    So yeah. :P One reason not to get it done, besides the fact that I think it's silly.

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  5. I would never do that to my ears. Even looking like a Hobbit would never make up for it.
    I started reading Maximum Ride and couldn't get into it. I liked the Graphic Novel series better.

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  6. That is REALLY gross. {Shiver}.

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  7. I'd never do it but you have to admit it looks sorta kinda cool. Except for the Trekkie part. Yuck.
    I went through the same thing with the Max books. Read all of them in 4 or 5 days. Seriously addicting huh? :)

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  8. Wow. THat picture really disgusts me. I would never have surgury like that. But you know, I am thinking about getting some nice quality prosthetic elf ears, and then just wearing them whenever I feel like it...which might end up being all the time...I'll have to look into it more...

    And yeah, being mistaken for a Trekkie would be awful!

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