Like noses, ears come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. If you’re like most people, you’ve heard about people with large ears getting surgery to “bring them in” or “pin them back” so to speak. In other words, you’ve likely heard about people with “Dumbo ears” getting them taken in with plastic surgery. But what about large, fleshy earlobes or earlobes that have been stretched due to years of wearing heavy earrings? Is there a surgery for that?
Earlobes can be large due to genetics, but they can also become stretched due to aging or decades of wearing heavy earrings. As it’s become more popular to wear heavy earrings, plastic surgeons have had more patients coming in for earlobe repairs and reductions. On the flipside, some patients want bigger, more youthful looking earlobes, so they’ve elected to have fillers injected into their earlobes for a more youthful appearance.
Surgery for Naturally Big Earlobes
When it comes to the face, the first thing people usually notice are the eyes or the nose. If the ears stick out a lot, people can’t help but notice those too. But when someone has large, fleshy earlobes naturally, people may not notice them at first, but when they take a closer look, the genetic anomaly can become quite obvious. If you have large earlobes and they make you uncomfortable, they can be fixed permanently through an earlobe reduction.
If you’re not happy with your ears or if you want “cute ears” like Kris Jenner did on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you can make an appointment with Dr. Yuly Gorodisky to explore having your earlobes surgically reduced.
How does the surgery work? Earlobe reduction surgery is a common procedure that involves injecting the earlobe with local anesthesia, removing some tissue from the earlobe, and reshaping the remaining earlobe tissue, creating a more aesthetic, youthful look. The same procedure can repair stretched out earlobes due to gauges or ripped earlobes due to heavy earrings.
Thin earlobes can occur due to aging and loss of collagen and can be improved with laser skin resurfacing to tighten the skin or injectable fillers to improve hydration and volume of the tissues.
Whether you’re interested in plumping thinner earlobes or reducing the appearance of large, fleshy lobes, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.