There are a number of reasons why ear lobe surgery may be desired:

  • Do you think you have small creased ear lobes?
  • Does your piercing not fit in any more or your ear lobes have become stretched out?
  • Do you think you have large and hanging ear lobes that make you self-conscious?
  • Do you have a split or torn ear lobe?
  • Are you unhappy with the size, shape or volume of your ear lobes?
  • Do you think your ear lobes are asymmetrical or underdeveloped?

If yes is the answer to any of the above then you may be a good candidate for ear lobe surgery.

There are a variety of deformities affecting the earlobes:

  • Excessively large and hanging ear lobes are a sign of aging and may be a source of embarrassment.
  • Alternatively shrunken ear lobes with loss of volume and creasing is also a sign of aging.
  • Large earrings that dangle may be caught on clothing or grasped by a child resulting in small to complete tears.
  • Pierced or gauged ears may enlarge forming an unsightly slit.
  • Allergic reactions to nickel can irritate and weaken a pierced ear causing stretched ear lobes.
  • The ear lobe may be deformed after a face lift.
  • Congenital deformities such as asymmetry in shape and size or hypoplasia (i.e. underdevelopment or incomplete development of one or both ear lobes).

If any of the above applies to you why don’t you book an appointment today with SFMedica to discuss how we could improve the appearance of your ear lobes?


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