Otoplasty (ear surgery) & Earlobe Repair
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, improves the size, shape, or position of your ears. It can correct a deformity you were born with or a deformity caused by an injury. In adults, earlobe repair may be desired to close up the holes from the practice known as earlobe guaging or stretching of the earlobe. This may also be referred to as earlobe reduction surgery. Many women have damaged earlobes from wearing heavy earrings (stretched piercing) or from an earring being ripped from the earlobe (split earlobe). As we age earlobes may lose collagen and begin to sag, accentuating holes from earrings. In children, an otoplasty is commonly performed before they start school to prevent ridicule from other children. Being satisfied with the appearance of your ears can have a great effect on self-confidence. See our earlobe repair before & after photos and FAQs below.