Earlobe Reduction

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The purpose of an earlobe reduction is to reshape the earlobe into a smaller size. Often, because of aging or wearing heavy earrings, earlobes can sag or droop. This procedure aims to reshape the earlobes into a more aesthetic shape, so you can wear your hair back or your earrings confidently again.

What Is Earlobe Reduction Surgery?

Earlobe reduction is a quick procedure that helps patients gain a more youthful appearance by reducing the size and drooping of the earlobe. When aging, many people (though typically women) see dangling, elongated and floppy earlobes that can bring the look of the entire face down. This can either be due to age or heavy earring use. An earlobe reduction is a simple procedure that requires only a barely-visible incision and the removal of a small portion of skin. The result is a younger looking appearance as detached lobes can be attached, large and prominent lobes can be made smaller, and elongated lobes can be shorted.

The Earlobe Reduction Procedure

As a body feature that naturally stands out, it’s difficult to keep ears from being seen. Growing long hair, wearing hats, and boycotting earrings can only do so much to diminish their outward appearance. This is why cosmetic ear surgery is a great option for those who are uncomfortable with the shape or size of their ears.

Candidates must be in good health, without active diseases, who don’t have any serious medical conditions or smoke. For children the acceptable age is around five years old, ensuring their ear has fully developed and stable enough to handle correction.

Earlobe Reduction Surgery Results

Earlobe reduction is a short procedure that typically takes less than an hour. The procedure erases years of age to the face. After the procedure, our surgeons close the incision with dissolving sutures, eliminating the need for bandages. The stitches themselves heal in about two weeks, but many patients return to normal daily activity the day after the procedure. Patients with earrings are encouraged to wait at least 3 weeks post-op to wear earrings again, and those wishing to re- pierce their ears after surgery are advised to wait at least 6 weeks post-surgery to do so. Earlobe reduction gives the patient a more natural appearance and boosts of confidence.

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