Am I a candidate for ear lobe reduction?

Many patients are displeased with drooping ear lobes and torn ear lobes that can frequently occur with heavy earrings. Some patients are predisposed to having a very elastic ear lobe which will elongate over time. The treatment for this is typically a wedge resection of the lobe to make it smaller, more youthful and attractive in appearance. The biggest drawback is that you typically can’t wear a heavy pendulous earring for approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the procedure. The procedure is done as an in office procedure under local anesthesia and usually only takes 20 to 30 minutes to accomplish. Recovery is very quick and typically there is little discomfort associated.