An earlobe surgery can be described as a reconstructive cosmetic procedure performed for restoring the appearance of one’s earlobes. Generally speaking, those who complain of stretched or torn earlobes owing to trauma, piercing, or ear tearing are suitable candidates for an earlobe lift surgery.

Earlobe Issues

Most people notice changes in the skin on their neck and hands as they continue to age. However, very few people see that their earlobes might also begin to change in appearance. Drooping or stretched earlobes are a part of the normal aging process. This can happen because of factors like excessive exposure to the sun and forgetting to apply sunscreen to the ears.

With the gradual decrease in skin elasticity and collagen production, it is common for earlobes to become thin, saggy, and elongated. They may also often show fine wrinkles on the surface. Those who tend to adorn bulky earrings are especially at risk, since the jewelry’s weight can pull the ear downward, causing the skin on it to become stretched and weaker.

Earlobe-Restoration Options

An earlobe lift is the ideal plastic surgery option for people who want to restore the natural appearance of their earlobes and shrink them back to their original size. The procedure for earlobe reshaping is dependent on the specific abnormality. The procedure can range from being minimally invasive to something more intense (requiring a recovery period).

When treating a simple case of a torn earlobe, it is possible to perform the repair surgery under the effect of local anesthesia. An injection of this anesthetic is delivered at the base of the earlobe at the start of the procedure.

Your plastic surgeon may be able to complete the surgery within 15 to 20 minutes (for each earlobe). It involves the removal of a small amount of extra skin from the back of the ear. The earlobe skin is redirected so that it no longer stays in a stretched vertical form but instead takes on a fuller and more-rounded horizontal appearance. The surgeon will place sutures in your skin, which will likely be removed in around four to five days. A small tape dressing will also be placed onto the region.

It is possible to perform volume restoration for the earlobes non-surgically in a safe and effective manner by using different types of dermal fillers. Belotero, Restylane and Radiesse are all types of injectable dermal fillers that can be used for filling up earlobes. Each of them has the ability to restore the firmness and youthfulness lost in your earlobe skin.

Fat grafting is another viable option for many patients. This procedure involves movement of excess fat from one part of the patient’s body to the earlobes using fat-transfer injections. These autologous fat cells can be used as a natural and safe filler to restore earlobe volume.

Find Out More About Earlobe Restoration

To learn about which earlobe-restoration option is best for your earlobes, come into London Bridge Plastic Surgery for an informative consultation. Schedule a consultation by contacting our office today.