An earlobe surgery can correct:
- Torn earlobes
- Sagging earlobes
- Large earlobes
- Stretched piercing holes
- Disfigured earlobes
While gauges are often thought of as the sole culprit behind stretched or sagging earlobes, there are other factors that can also cause this delicate tissue to stretch. For earlobes that are just starting to stretch, non-invasive options like fillers, such as and Juvéderm®, can be used to support the earlobes.
HEAVY OR LARGE EARRINGS
A beautiful pair of elaborate earrings can tie together an entire outfit and be an excellent avenue of self-expression. However, years of wearing heavy earrings throughout the day and even at night can expand the size of the original piercings and lead to sagging earlobes. Gauges in particular can quickly and irreparably stretch the size of an earlobe.
Earlobes are like any other part of the body, making them susceptible to the effects of aging. As we get older, wrinkles can begin to appear on earlobes. Gravity can also cause tissue to sag, leading to elongated ear lobes – even for individuals who’ve never pierced their ears. To help reverse this unexpected sign of aging, extra tissue may need to be removed and a shorter earlobe created.
If you have a penchant for long earrings, chances are you’ve experienced an unpleasant tug or had your earring caught on something once or twice. In certain instances, earrings can be accidentally yanked out of earlobes, splitting or severely widening the hole. Such trauma often can only be treated with earlobe repair.
If you’re seeking minimally invasive earlobe treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons to help you say goodbye to sagging earlobes.