Every era brings about new ideas related to fashion and to how one can portray himself. This one is one of those exaggerated transformations… one you will surely not see any of us going through!

There are different way to modificate your body to look better (hopefully). It is described to be the deliberate altering of the human body or physical appearance, including tattoos and piercings as well as plastic surgery, in some cases. However, “conch removal” isn’t your average mod.

WHAT IS CONCH REMOVAL?

Apparently, people are now getting the inside of their ears removed in a new body modification trend. The procedure is called a conch removal. This is a body modification procedure called a “conch removal,” in which the inner portions of his external ear were removed. 

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An Australian man by the name of Charles V. Bentley recently underwent a body modification procedure called a “conch removal,” in which the inner portions of his external ear were removed.

News of Bentley’s procedure began circulating after his body modification artist, Sonchai Maibertof Calm Body Modification in Stockholm, Sweden, shared a photo of the finished result on Facebook. In the post, which features Bentley’s stitched-up ears, Maibert wrote that he was “truly humbled” to perform the procedure for the man, who traveled all the way from Australia to have it done by the body modification artist.

After seeing the graphic results of the procedure, we have to wonder: Does removing your conch affect your hearing? Mark Widick (board-certified otolaryngologist) said that: “Changing the ear shape in any way or removing a portion of the auricle, the external ear, will definitely affect sound localisation or a person’s ability to perceive where a sound is coming from,” he says. “For instance, maybe he’d be able to hear better from behind, but that’s not what you want when you’re talking to someone; you want to be able to hear what they’re saying in front of you.”