Earlobe repair or reduction improves the appearance of large or hanging earlobes that can occur naturally or due to injury or jewelry use. This procedure creates a smooth, proportionate earlobe.
Is Earlobe Surgery right for you ?
This procedure is typically recommended for patients who do not have a history of keloid formation. This type of raised scar commonly appears on and around the ears and can grow quite unsightly. If you have experienced keloid scarring in the past, your surgeon will discuss that history with you to determine whether there is a way to correct your lobes and minimize your risk for keloids.
Barrett Plastic Surgery matches each patient with a concierge to guide them through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During this consultation, the surgeon will learn the patient’s goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create the surgical plan. The surgical coordinator then walks the patient through each step of the preoperative process.
Surgeons perform earlobe surgery in two different ways. One technique involves excising a small wedge from the lobe so the edges can be stitched together, creating a more attractive shape. The other option is removing the lower portion of the lobe using an incision at the bottom of the ear that ensures scarring after surgery is virtually unnoticeable. To close the incisions, the surgeon uses a unique layered suturing technique that minimizes tension during the healing process and allows minimal scarring.
Soreness and swelling are typical for a few days following earlobe surgery. Your surgeon will provide detailed postoperative instructions and closely monitor your healing and recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.