Are you uncomfortable with the appearance of your earlobes? It’s a common problem often due to genetics, size, and trauma caused by a piercing, or stretching of the earlobes. Maybe age has taken its toll (yes, another one of those things that sags when we get older), then earlobe reduction surgery may be the perfect answer for you.
Elongated earlobes can detract from the symmetry of the face. It’s a simple, minimally-invasive surgery that can take years off those earlobes and make you feel back to normal.
How is an Earlobe Reduction performed?
Earlobe Reduction can take approximately one hour, depending on the complexity of the area. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic A wedge-shaped piece of the earlobe is removed, and the edges are re-aligned and stitched back together. The sutures will remain in the area for approximately 7 days.
What’s the recovery period after an Earlobe Reduction?
After the Earlobe Reduction procedure, the earlobes may appear slightly puffy or swollen. Minimal bruising and redness can also occur, but significant swelling or pain should not. Patients are typically able to resume regular activities the next day.
Are there any risks to an Earlobe Reduction?
This is a very low risk procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Lockwood and his expert medical team will clearly outline all of the necessary precautions you need to take, as well as any postoperative limitations you should follow. Dr. Lockwood and his staff take every necessary precaution to minimize any risk involved with all surgeries or cosmetic procedures.