This is a 26 year-old male with 3/4 inch gauges in his ears. He desired removal of the gauges for professional reasons. The gauges were removed in the office under local anesthesia. For more on the technique, check out this blog post.
The post-operative photo was taken two weeks following the procedure. He was beyond thrilled with his new, gauge-free earlobes. He felt more comfortable with his appearance in a management setting.