Earlobe revision surgery is a simple and straightforward procedure that can make earlobes smaller, more symmetrical, and in better proportion to your face. The procedure takes about 30 minutes per ear and is performed under a local anesthetic.
Although earlobe revision is not the most commonly requested cosmetic procedure, there are many reasons it’s suitable for patients. Some people find that they are unhappy with the larger than normal size of their earlobes. Others prefer to fix stretched and sagging earlobes caused by jewelry. And of course, as we age, so do our ears – and earlobe revision surgery can help shorten and tighten aging earlobes. Earlobe revision surgery is an excellent option for those looking to reinvigorate the appearance of their earlobes and gain a more youthful and proportionate look.
Benefits of an Earlobe Revision
You may be a good candidate for earlobe reduction surgery if you are unhappy with the size or shape of your earlobes. Injury, heavy earrings, age, and genetics can all result in an earlobe appearance with which you aren’t happy. Earlobe reduction surgery is a straightforward outpatient procedure that can address your earlobe concerns and provide quick, long-lasting results.
Earlobe Revision FAQ
During the earlobe revision surgery, your surgeon will make an incision into the crease between the earlobe and the cheek. This incision placement ensures that any scars left after the surgery will not be visible. Your surgeon will then cut away a small part of your overstretched earlobe and put the earlobe back together, ensuring that the shape and the size are proportionate to your face. Finally, the earlobe is closed with small dissolvable sutures that disappear 5-7 days after the procedure.
Dr. Epperson uses the most up-to-date, advanced technologies to provide you with natural-looking results. Dr. Epperson will go over your exact wishes and expectations at your initial consultation and make sure that you are on the same page about the final result.
Because earlobe revision surgery is a simple outpatient procedure, the recovery period is usually short and straightforward. Dr. Epperson will give you specific recovery instructions to make the healing process smooth. You should expect to wear a sports headband or a special garment to sleep in during the first few days after the surgery to protect the wounds while they heal. It would help if you also tried to sleep in a slightly elevated position to help prevent further swelling.