Earlobes are the perfect spot to show off your favorite diamond studs or display your personal sense of style. When they are misshapen or become damaged, it can significantly affect your confidence in your appearance as well as your ability to wear your accessories. Prominent ears can disrupt the natural balance of the face and attract unwanted attention including teasing and bullying.
What is Earlobe Reduction & Repair?
Dr. Kennedy offers earlobe surgery / reduction for men and women that were either born with oversized earlobes or have seen them lengthen over time. This procedure can be performed in two different ways. One technique involves the excision of a small wedge from the lobe so the edges can be stitched together to create a more attractive shape. The other option is to remove the lower portion of the lobe using an incision at the bottom of the ear that ensures scarring after surgery is virtually unnoticeable.
Earlobe surgery / repair is an option for patients that have experienced damage to the lobe. The most frequent culprit is tearing at an earring hole or stretching of the hole due to heavy earrings. Patients that have had plugs or gauges may also seek earlobe repair to close the enlarged gap when they are finished wearing these accessories. The only way to fix this damage is through plastic surgery designed to restructure the earlobe and produce a natural appearance.