Lobe-plasty (ear lobe reduction) NYC

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 26, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

 Earlobe reduction is a standard surgical procedure that's done to fix big, pendulous earlobes that lots of patients find cluttered. This may be a hereditary illness or even in some scenarios, aging may bring on drooping earlobes.

For adults or children, the earlobes aren't really detected unless they prefer to wear earrings that usually attract attention to their own ears. Earrings may get caught on clothes, which cause injuries to potentially happen and trigger the earlobes to tear. If this occurs the tear can be sewn together but it may result in a more droopy appearance of the earlobes. Along with tears, the burden of earrings can create the earlobe to elongate and hang. As we age, hanging or drooping earlobes, in addition to earlobe tears and defects become more visible and unattractive and eventually develop into an aesthetic annoyance.

The operation should take about 30 minutes without any downtime afterward. This procedure is done under local anesthesia and the earlobe should heal without any noticeable scarring. There'll be a little residual swelling, which may last as much for as long as a week but it will resolve on its own. Dr. Kassir always like to schedule a follow-up appointment to assure his patient's ear is healing correctly.

Dr. Kassir emphasizes that incisions be made precisely in order to eliminate potential scarring. If noticeable scarring occurs, it is difficult to improve. If the earlobe is reduced too much, it is also extremely difficult to reverse. Symmetry is also an important factor when a surgeon performs a lobe-reduction. It is important that the correction is fixed and no other damage is done to the ear. Dr. Kassir takes all of these factors into consideration when performing this procedure on his patients. If you are suffering from a droopy and large earlobe, consult with Dr. Kassir to get it fixed!