Kim Zolciak-Biermann Explains Why She Gets Fillers in Her Earlobes

To hold up her heavy diamond earrings, of course.

We've all been there: You want to wear the massive diamond earrings purchased with the money from your Real Housewives of Atlanta earnings and your husband's pro-football-player salary, but they're just too darn heavy! What's a diamond-loving gal to do? According to Kim Zolciak-Biermann, get fillers in your earlobes so they'll be able to hold up said priceless jewelry. Over the weekend, Zolciak-Biermann's daughter Brielle Biermann revealed in a tweet that that is indeed her mom's solution of choice. "My mom gets filler in her ears because her diamond earrings are too heavy..... #richpeopleproblems," she tweeted.

On Wednesday, in a few tweets of her own, Zolciak-Biermann gave a little insight into the process of getting earlobe fillers. "Just my right ear that I use to talk on the phone (my lobe is pulled down slightly) so rather than have surgery to fix it a couple years ago Dr Ourian put a tad of filler in the lobe and my earring stays straight up instead of facing downward," she wrote, attaching a photo of a sparkly diamond stud perfectly centered in her lobe. When a follower called Zolciak-Biermann's getting earlobe fillers just to hold up diamonds "iconic," the reality star replied, "You know it!! Lol it's all earrings but I wear my studs the most 😉."

The practice of getting fillers and cosmetic surgery in the earlobe has seen a spike in popularity in recent years — see: Kris Jenner's getting earlobe reduction surgery on camera in a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. As cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Beer recently discussed, injecting fillers in an earlobe can have serious anti-aging effects. "The collagen of the ear may deteriorate to the point that the earlobe looks flabby and wrinkled," he told New Beauty last year. "In these patients, I inject fillers to restore a more youthful, less shriveled lobe." And Zolciak-Biermann isn't alone in needing a little pick-me-up to improve her ears' diamond-holding capabilities. "Women who are used to wearing larger earrings or who’ve had significant sun exposure and simply want to have less wrinkled lobes are all good candidates for this procedure," Beer said.