Earlobes have a significant aesthetic role, and the repair thereof can be challenging, as a natural appearing and durable outcome must be obtained.

Earlobes are frequently bitten off, torn or significantly damaged during traumatic events, such as burns or motor vehicle accidents, while both cancerous and benign growths might require a significant part of the earlobe to be removed and reconstructed.

Both females and males can suffer torn and stretched earlobes, either from piercings or earrings. These can be reconstructed surgically in a minor procedure performed on an outpatient basis. The torn part needs to be repaired, but the earlobe also needs to be reconstructed to attain an aesthetically pleasing look, and should a patient require further piercing, this can be performed approximately three to six months after the reconstructive surgery.

As patients age, earlobes tend to be come stretched out and longer, often resulting in an older looking face. Patients with very large earlobes can undergo an earlobe shortening or earlobe reduction procedure. Earlobe reduction can often recreate a more youthful face.

Your safety is essential and will remain the primary concern in reconstructive procedures. Any reconstructive procedure will be tailored to you, considering the best aesthetic outcome, and the impact the reconstruction may have on your lifestyle.