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Earlobe Reduction in San Diego

As our bodies mature, more areas start to droop and crease causing our bodies to look much older than we feel. One subtle sign is sagging or large earlobes caused by heavy earrings, heredity, and age. Ear lobe Reduction is an office procedure created to remove excess skin with a small incision in the ear’s natural creases. It is performed under local anesthesia and takes about one hour to perform. After the procedure, there is no down time and the patient can go home and return back to work. To schedule a consultation contact Dr. Mark Mofid at one of his San Diego area offices to meet with him one on one. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.

More Information about Earlobe Reduction – By Dr. Mofid

Earlobe repairs including both earlobe reduction and torn earlobe repairs have become an increasingly popular procedure.

Fortunately these procedures can be performed typically as minor procedures in the office under local anesthesia taking between 30 and 45 minutes.

Earlobe reduction is performed to reduce large earlobes that have formed from many years of wearing heavy pendulous earrings. In some cases, earlobes can stretch simply as a result of gravity, skin laxity, and aging in both men and women who do not wear earrings.

Given the more recent trends towards wearing relatively large earrings commonly referred to as gauges, significant stretching of the earlobe internally, can result in significant deformities of the earlobe that may warrant repair later in life.

Torn earlobes can also occur in any age as a result of trauma or again from the use of heavy earrings.

I perform these procedures under local anesthesia and an office exam chair, and depending upon the complexity of the procedure, these typically take between 30 and 45 minutes.

There is very little recovery time needed from the treatment of these problems. Patients follow up 1 week later for suture removal, and generally experience no downtime related to these procedures.

The final result and healing of the earlobe may take 6 weeks or longer.