Earlobe reconstruction involves cosmetic surgery on the soft tissues of the ear to improve its appearance. Reduction may be employed to shorten the length of an elongated earlobe and / or to narrow the width of an overly widened earlobe.
The Aging Process
In older adults, lengthening of the earlobes can impact appearance, which some individuals may want to improve by excising tissue.
Candidates for Earlobe Reduction
You may be a candidate for earlobe reduction if the appearance of your ears draws unwanted attention, detracts or distracts from your other facial features, or if you find the appearance of your ears unsatisfactory. In particular, earlobe reduction may be employed to improve the size, symmetry, proportion and balance of the earlobe in relation to the rest of your face.
In addition to earlobe reconstruction cosmetic surgery, Dr. Boswell of Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center in St. Louis, Mo., also offers facial rejuvenation procedures, including facelift and eyelid lift surgery, to rejuvenate the face or bring a sense of harmony to facial features.
Earlobe Repair St. Louis
Torn / split earlobe(s) can interfere with your ability to wear earrings and can impact your appearance. Repair involves excision of the lining in the torn area and suturing of the resulting wound. The ear can be re-pierced approximately six weeks after the repair.
A split / torn earlobe may result from trauma, from accidentally pulling on an earring during exercise or while dressing. An earlobe tear may be partial or complete. Either type is amenable to treatment.
In addition to the cosmetic surgical repair of torn or split earlobes, Dr. Boswell, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center in St. Louis, Mo., also provides facial rejuvenation procedures, including brow lift surgery and facial implants, to restore a youthful appearance to the face or bring a sense of balance to facial features.
Gauged Earlobe Reconstruction St. Louis
Earlobe gauging or stretching with large jewelry has become fashionable among some young people. At some point, many patients seek to restore a more natural and less noticeable appearance to their earlobes. Significantly, the military will not accept recruits with gauged earlobes unless the earlobes are repaired.
Candidates for Gauged Earlobe Repair
You may be a candidate for gauged earlobe surgery if the appearance of your ears draws unwanted attention, detracts or distracts from your other facial features, or if you find the appearance of your ears unsatisfactory.
Gauged Earlobe Repair Surgery
In mature minors and adults desiring to repair gauged earlobes, surgery may be undertaken in the office under local anesthesia.
Aside from the plastic surgery reconstruction of gauged earlobes, Dr. Boswell, the board-certified plastic surgeon at Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center in St. Louis, Mo., also performs plastic surgery procedures designed to rejuvenate the face or bring a sense of proportion to facial features. Facial rejuvenation cosmetic surgery procedures include facelift and lip augmentation in St. Louis, Mo.