Earlobe reduction surgery is a relatively straightforward cosmetic procedure with varying degrees of complexity, as the extent of the alterations will largely depend on the patient’s specific issue. Knowing that each patient’s case is different, Dr. Sedgh uses different approaches and techniques that are uniquely tailored to the patient’s specific needs in order to produce symmetrical, natural-looking results with very minimal scarring.
As with most outpatient procedures, an earlobe reduction is typically performed in the doctor’s office under local anesthetic. Once the target area has been numbed, Dr. Sedgh will begin by carefully making an incision, sometimes with laser assistance, along the bottom edge of the earlobe. This will allow him to remove extra tissue and recontour the earlobe to the desired shape.
If you have a wide lobe, the doctor will make a wedge-shaped incision to create a thin, vertical cut to narrow and shorten the lobe.
After both ears have been reshaped, Dr. Sedgh will then close the incisions, taking special care to place them strategically to eliminate or lessen any visible scarring.
Unless performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, a typical earlobe operation will last for about 30 minutes to an hour, with an average of 15 to 30 minutes per ear.