A woman in her late 50’s who is bothered by splitting of her earlobe but also by a droopy appearance of the ear lobe.
An ear lobe “lift” was performed. An imaginary point is held below the ear lobe and the lobe is swung back and forth, with the excess being marked as a wedge. After excision and repair, this corrects the excess and “lifts” the ear lobe. She is shown just before and again, 10 months later when she returned for repiercing. I typically repierce the ear at 3 months but her schedule did not allow this.
A retired nurse in her 80’s who has had problems with elongation of her ear piercings which cause her earrings to fall out. She also finds her lobes to be stretched and droopy from age related changes. She had a left earlobe lift/ repair 2 years earlier, and likes this so much she came back to have her right ear done. The left ear is shown before and again, 2 years after. The right ear is shown before and again, 3 months after, when she returned for re-piercing. An earlobe lift is similar to the repair of a cleft earlobe, but a larger wedge is removed. This is precisely measured by “swinging” a line back and forth over an imaginary point and then removing this wedge along with the repair. This restores the normal contour of the earlobe. A simple procedure to perform in the office but patients love not having the drooping of the ear lobes that occurs with aging.
A woman in her early 60’s who is bothered by a deflated appearance of her earlobes. Although an “ear lobe lift” with excision of excess skin could be considered, I suggested that we try a simpler solution here. She is shown before and again, 2 weeks after injection with a non animal derived hyaluronic acid. The improvement is notable.. As we age, we lose volume in our face, and earlobes. The restoration of a small amount of volume here with an “off the shelf” filler gives the ear lobes a more youthful appearance without surgery.
A woman in her early 40’s with a nearly complete “split” or cleft of her left earlobe. She is shown just before repair in the office under local anesthesia. Her ear is shown again, 4 months after repair and just before re-piercing in the office.