My lower earlobe is protruding and I want to know the best way to look like it's not sticking out? (photos)
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Earlobe reduction surgery: edge or wedge?
I perform earlobe reduction surgery quite frequently. The procedure is performed with local anesthesia (lidocaine) in the office and takes about 45 minutes per ear. There are two possible techniques:
1. Edge excision: This is the usual procedure. It involves drawing a line exactly marking the new desired earlobe size and shape. All tissue outside this line is removed, and the remaining skin edges are repaired, leaving a scar along the edge of the earlobe (facing neither forward nor backward) where it is generally well-concealed. Internal sutures dissolve on their own. The external sutures are removed about 2 weeks later.
2. Wedge excision: This involves a vertical incision along the earlobe, leaving a vertical scar that may be more visible. It is useful for patients who are interested in simultaneous repair of a torn earlobe or who have an attached earlobe (meaning that there is no skin hanging below the ear-cheek junction). Suture management is the same as above.
All bandages are present for less than 24 hours. Cost for earlobe reduction is $700 per earlobe, as this is a much more involved procedure than simple earlobe repair.
Large Ear lobes
Ear lobe surgery
Minor office surgery can be done to reduce the size of the lobe and set it closer to your head.
Any plastic surgeon doing cosmetic surgery should be able to help you.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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My lower earlobe is protruding and I want to know the best way to look like it's not sticking out?
Without seeing better photos or an examination, it will be difficult to give you good accurate advice.
Visit with well experienced plastic surgeon's who can demonstrate their work and show you examples of the procedure you are wanting. You may find the attached link helpful to you as you learn more.
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