Our earlobes are softer, thinner, and more stretchable than other parts of our ears. Due to this, they easily develop permanent sagging, especially if you often wear heavy earrings and gauges.

Not only this, just like any other part of our body, our earlobes are affected by the aging process. As we age, our earlobes start drooping, resulting in a “stretched” appearance.

The shape and condition of our earlobes contribute to how our ears look, which further determines our overall appearance. Many people are looking for a solution to this problem. Fortunately, an earlobe lift is a great way to shrink those sagging earlobes and restore your look.

What Is Earlobe-Lift Surgery?

Earlobe-lift surgery, also known as loboplasty, is a surgical procedure where a sagging or floppy earlobe is reshaped to achieve a more pleasant appearance. In the case of physical damage, such a split caused by extreme stretching, the earlobe may be repaired during the surgery as well.

Both children and adults can benefit from this kind of surgery, and doctors have been performing earlobe-lift surgery for decades. The result is an improved appearance for your ears, which helps give you a more youthful and attractive appearance.

What Is the Procedure Like?

The procedure for an earlobe lift is fairly simple and usually takes no more than 20 minutes to an hour to complete. It is minimally invasive. Depending on the severity of the case – for instance, if the cartilage of the ear is affected – it can also take longer than an hour.

There is no standard procedure that is followed for this kind of surgery, since cases vary; the surgeon will determine the details of the procedure on a case-by-case basis. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you don’t have to stay overnight at the hospital.

First, a local anesthetic is administered to the region in order to numb it. An incision is then made in the area, and excess tissues are removed. The incision is sutured closed after the skin is redraped.

The surgeon will place surgical tape over the earlobe, which is removed a week after the procedure. In most cases, absorbable sutures are used, meaning that patients won’t have to go to the hospital to have their stitches removed.

After Your Earlobe Lift

Healing from an earlobe lift doesn’t take long at all, and there is no downtime required. You can continue your daily activities without any disruption.

You are advised not to touch your earlobes for a few weeks as they heal. Re-piercing your earlobes can be done only after they have healed completely, which is usually about six weeks after surgery.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Earlobe Surgery?

If you are not happy with the appearance of your earlobes, you are an ideal candidate for earlobe-lift surgery. Whether your earlobes are sagging or are irregularly shaped, you can benefit from this surgery.

What’s the Next Step?

Once you’ve decided that earlobe-lift surgery is for you, you’ll need to contact London Bridge Plastic Surgery and set up a helpful consultation. During this consultation, we will walk you through the procedure in greater detail.