Earlobe Reduction (Lobuloplasty)

For many people, the skin on the earlobe loses elasticity. This makes the earlobe dangle and appear to have grown in size. In such cases, a cosmetic surgeon will perform earlobe reduction surgery. Hence, reducing the size of the earlobe will recreate a more youthful appearance. Subsequently, you are able to wear earrings and studs again without causing the lobes to stretch too much.

Duration 1 hour
Anaesthesia Local Anaesthetic
Hospital Stay No overnight stay
Recovery 2 weeks
Addresses Split, torn or stretched earlobes

Is this right for me?

The stretched appearance, elongated or split earlobe can be improved and repaired so that the individual can wear earrings again. Often the patients are conscious and concerned about it.

Our cosmetic surgeons can asses and listen to your concerns and can tailor a treatment that meets your requirement whether it’s the appearance or the fact that you would like to wear earrings again. The procedure will be a walk in walk out treatment that can really change your day to day living and allow you to wear your hair up and be able to wear earrings again.

For those who want an earlobe reduction they can have a natural and youthful appearance of their earlobes that you can wear earrings on.

What does this involve?

Ear lobes can be stretched secondary to many reasons. The lobe itself stretches and then does not return to its original shape. The lobe itself can be reduced by a surgical procedure.

Local anaesthetic is injected into the area and within a few seconds the area will be numb. The stretched skin is removed and the skin is refashioned and sutured together in layers with different strength sutures.

In most cases absorbable stitches are used but in some cases there may be a need for non-absorbable sutures that will then be removed at 5 to 7 days post surgery.

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What is the recovery like?

Small dressing tape is applied to the scar to protect the wound which is shower proof and will be removed at your follow up in 5 to 7 days time. After 2 weeks you will be advised to massage and moisturise the scar to speed up the healing and softening the scar.

The scars will take 2 to 3 months to gain strength before you are advised to re-pierce and wear earrings in the same site again. Sometimes the earlobe repair can be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as the Concept™ Facelift procedure, where the scar for the reduction is discretely incorporated into the facelift scar.

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Prices start from £900.

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