Rejuvenating an earlobe has gained popularity with the baby boomers as of late. Wearing long or heavy earrings over the ears in addition to the loss of collagen, fat, and elasticity (that is also lost everywhere in the body) causes the earlobes to become long, thin, and hanging. This looks abnormal and disharmonious when combined with a facelift or other rejuvenating facial plastic surgery.
Earlobe reduction, aka ear job, lobe job, lobe lift, can be easily performed in the office under local anesthesia. The earlobe is reduced in size and sewn back up along the lower border of the lobe. The scar is not noticeable and the ear can typically be repierced in a higher position 6-8 weeks later.
Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who performs countless number of earlobe repairs for slit earlobes, slot earlobes or torn earlobes in addition to earlobe reduction and enhancement. He is a facial plastic surgeon in Houston, TX.