Earlobe Correction (Lobuloplasty)


Earlobe Correction, also known as Lobuloplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to elevate, resize, or restore the appearance of the earlobes. As a result of skin aging and the influence of gravity, earlobes can become elongated, thin, saggy, and develop wrinkles. The use of heavy earrings can exacerbate these issues, causing further drooping and, in some cases, leading to the splitting or tearing of the earlobes.

Procedure Time:

1 hour

Return to Work:

1- 2 days

Full Recovery:

5 - 6 weeks




What to expect

Here’s what you can generally expect when considering earlobe correction:

1. Evaluation:

  • The surgeon will evaluate the condition of your earlobes to determine the appropriate approach for correction. This may include assessing the size and location of the defect or deformity.

2. Procedure Options:

  • Depending on your specific needs, the surgeon may recommend one of the following procedures:
  • Earlobe Repair: This involves closing a torn or stretched earlobe with sutures. If necessary, excess tissue may be removed to reshape the earlobe.
  • Earlobe Reduction: In cases where the earlobe is excessively large or elongated, the surgeon may perform an earlobe reduction to reshape and resize the earlobe.

3. Anesthesia:

  • Earlobe correction is typically performed under local anesthesia. This means you will be awake but numb in the treated area, ensuring your comfort during the procedure.

4. Procedure:

  • The surgeon will make precise incisions and use sutures to repair the earlobe or reshape it as needed.
  • If excess tissue is removed, the incisions will be strategically placed to minimize scarring.

5. Recovery:

  • After the procedure, you can generally expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. This usually subsides within a few days to a week.
  • You may be instructed to wear special earlobe support or compression devices to aid in the healing process.
  • Stitches are usually removed within a week.

6. Healing and Scarring:

  • Over time, the surgical scars should fade and become less noticeable. The healing process can take several months.
  • You’ll be provided with instructions on how to care for your earlobes during the healing period.

7. Long-Term Results:

  • The final results of earlobe correction become more apparent as the swelling subsides and the earlobes heal. You should notice improved symmetry and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

10. Aftercare:

  • Your surgeon will provide guidance on caring for your earlobes after the procedure and may recommend avoiding heavy earrings or certain activities during the initial healing period.

11. Follow-Up Appointments:

  • You’ll have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing.

Earlobe correction is generally a straightforward and well-tolerated procedure with a high rate of patient satisfaction. The outcome is typically natural-looking and can enhance your overall appearance. Your surgeon will provide specific guidance based on your unique needs and goals.