Take Years off Your… Ears?
- 02 August 2013
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
Having coffee with my mom yesterday morning, I tell her that I want a new perspective for my cosmetic surgery blog. “What are women in their sixties in your circle of friends doing on a regular basis these days” , I ask?
At the same time, I was scanning her face carefully, looking for signs of Botox or filler.
I know many of her friends have this done, but my mom has resisted, and to tell you the truth, she really looks great.
“Have you ever written about earlobes?”, she asks.
Huh… earlobes? I know people with pierced ears sometimes tear through the lobe and have them repaired, but I had no idea there was such thing as earlobe rejuvenation (reduction) surgery. Apparently, several of my mother’s friends have had this procedure done and it has taken years off their appearance.
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Decades of wearing heavy earrings along with the effects of gravity can stretch out a woman’s ears, adding years and a droopy effect to the face. A simple and quick earlobe rejuvenation can reverse these concerns bringing the earlobes back into proportion with the other facial features.
While some women opt for face and neck lifts or non-surgical injectable procedures like Botox and dermal fillers, others opt for the earlobe repair surgery. One technique for this procedure involves removal of excess skin and re-closing of the wound, ultimately creating a smaller earlobe. Small, barely noticeable scars may result. There are also some non-surgical rejuvenation options using chemical peels and fillers.
In my mom’s words, the results of this simple procedure can be “fabulous”.
Individuals in the United States should consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss their options for earlobe reduction.