Reshape, enlarge, or reduce the size of the ears and earlobes to achieve an aesthetically pleasing contour.
Dr. Mulholland’s team will provide you with the pre-operative instructions, which you should closely follow for your safety and the best possible outcome.
For many people earlobes are too small, underdeveloped or develop creases with age. For those people who are uncomfortable with the appearance of their ears, there are multiple options that can increase, reduce or improve their appearance and size, and restore confidence in your appearance.
Simple injectable ear lobule therapy with hyaluronic acid such as Restylane, Perlane, Juviderm, or microfat grafting can increase the size of the ear lobe to a more youthful, attractive proportion. Ear lobes may also be too large or hang too low as a result of many years of large earrings weighing down the ear and causing tissue expansion of the lobule. Earlobe reduction is common and is performed simply by removing a wedge shape piece of the ear lobe and suturing the delicate scar so that it has minimal visibility.
Torn earlobe deformity happens from wearing large earrings or earrings that get caught on external objects and actually create a tear right through the earlobe. This is often associated with loss of ear lobe volume and thin, atrophic, wrinkled, elderly looking ear lobules.
Removal of the torn part of the ear lobe with an earlobe reduction using a closure with fine sutures that are removed at six days is the treatment of choice.
At the same time ear lobule augmentation can be performed using the patient’s own fat grafting or Restylane, Perlane or Juviderm.
After Care Instructions and expectations
Earlobe reduction procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with very little discomfort and sutures are removed by the sixth day.
Ears can be pierced again after this procedure within six months.
Following your earlobe reshaping surgery or your ear reduction surgery, careful postoperative care is provided as part of your comprehensive plan by Dr. Stephen Mulholland and his surgical team. Careful protection of your ear from traumatic sporting events and the use of a headband for several weeks will ensure proper healing.
The operation is usually performed on an outpatient basis under sedation and local anesthesia.
The ears are usually bandaged with a dressing that wraps around the head in a turban like fashion for several days, or the simple use of head band. Initial mild postoperative discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
The ears usually look “normal” within 10-20 days. Usually, a thin stocking cap or head band is worn at night for 3 weeks after the first dressing is removed to protect the ears.
Contact sports should be avoided for about a month.
Risks/Is It Safe/Side Effects
The risks are minimal and include the same risks that any surgical procedure contains.
Patients are pleased with the natural looking correction of their problem and feel confident with their new “normal” looking earlobes.
Increased confidence and the ability to wear earrings again.
Additional Procedures to enhance results
Contact SpaMedica and schedule your consultation to create a plan that will deliver the outcomes you are looking for.
Dr. Mulholland helped popularize the use of injectable soft tissue fillers for ear lobule augmentation to enhance the wrinkled, abnormal and elderly looking ears. This procedure has gained tremendous popularity and can be part of a total facial rejuvenation package.
According to the Canadian and American Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ear reshaping surgery remains a very common procedure.
Cost and Payment Options
Otoplasty procedure begins from $3,999 and this procedure may be combined with other surgical procedures. SpaMedica offers plastic surgery and medical spa patient financing options for their cosmetic enhancement procedures. Approvals within 30 minutes.
Dr. Mulholland and his SpaMedica treatment team are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of care, with the most advanced and effective ear reshaping options available. Our SpaMedica Otoplasty and Ear Reshaping surgical team will inform you of your treatment options and will design the best possible ear reshaping procedure for you.