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What does earlobe reduction surgery entail?

Q:

I am very self-conscious of my earlobes.  They are large and stick out a bit.  I am thinking of getting an earlobe reduction in the future.  Can you give me some idea about the details of the operation, the healing time, the risks, the amount of scarring that is involved, and anything that can go wrong with the surgery.  Thank you.  

A:

It really depends on the significance of your ear lobe deformity.  The vast majority of patients can have their ear lobes corrected/altered in the office setting under local anesthesia.  Consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS to address your concerns.  They are experts in ear surgery.

Best,

 

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

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