Overview of Earlobe Surgery
Earlobe repair is usually done to fix torn, stretched, or damaged earlobes most commonly due to an acute trauma or chronic injury from heavy jewelry. Over time the hole from a piercing can gradually enlarge resulting in an unsatisfactory appearance when wearing earrings, or even completely tear resulting in a cleft in the earlobe making it impossible to wear earrings. Also, earlobe surgery may be required if you are not satisfied with the current position of a piercing and you would like it moved to a new location. Even if there are no problems created by trauma from earring use, the earlobes gradually elongate with age and a surgical earlobe reduction can be an excellent option for those who seek a more youthful appearance to their ears. An earlobe reduction is commonly performed in addition to other facial procedures such as a face or neck lift.