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Patient Info

23 years old
Dr. Inessa Fishman


This 23-year-old woman felt self-conscious about the too-long and stretched appearance of her gauged earlobes. She had an earlobe reduction and gauging repair procedure performed by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman, carried out with the help of injected numbing medicine in the comfort of our clinic. She is shown with a great result and excellent healing 2 months after repair. Her scars will continue to soften and lose their extra pink color over the next 6+ months.

Earlobe repair most commonly addresses stretched or torn earlobe piercings. Gauged earlobes can also be fixed with earlobe surgery. The patient shown wanted to get rid of her gauges and also reduce the size and height of her earlobes, and so was treated with a customized earlobe gauging repair and earlobe reduction. We approach every patient with their treatment goals and individual anatomy in mind, and custom-tailor each procedure to each person.

About Earlobe Reduction Procedure

Overly long earlobes can look disharmonious and can make a person appear older than they really are.  Too-long earlobes can also “drag down” the face, making it look overly long or heavy as well.  While genetics can contribute to overly long or prominent (stuck out) earlobes, some earlobes may stretch due to the use of heavy earrings, gauging, or trauma.  An earlobe reduction procedure can transform the stretched or too-long earlobe into a better formed, more pert lobe that is more harmonious with the rest of your facial features.  Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman commonly performs earlobe reduction as a standalone procedure, or in combination with earlobe repair or neck lift surgery.

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