Earlobe Reduction Surgery in Houston and The Woodlands
Ears frame the face and provide balance to other facial features. If you are bothered by earlobes that are disproportionately large, misshapen, or elongated, earlobe reduction surgery can be an effective solution. This cosmetic procedure can reshape earlobes that are naturally long and also repair earlobes that have been stretched out by heavy earrings or gauges. Improving the shape and size of the ears can have a positive impact on confidence and self-esteem.1
Dr. Rukmini (Vinaya) Rednam is highly experienced in cosmetic ear surgery. As an award-winning and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rednam is known for providing personalized care and natural looking results.
What to Expect From Earlobe Reduction Surgery
Preparing for Surgery
The first step is a consultation appointment with Dr. Rednam. She will examine your ears and discuss your medical history as well as your aesthetic goals. This appointment is your opportunity to ask any questions and learn more about your surgical options. Virtual consultation appointments are also available. If you and Dr. Rednam decide that earlobe reduction is right for you, you will receive detailed pre-surgical instructions.
The Earlobe Reduction Procedure
Earlobe reduction surgery can be performed with local anesthesia at our office in Houston or The Woodlands. There are several techniques available for earlobe reduction. An incision can be made along the natural curvilinear edge of the ear, then skin and tissue are removed from the bottom of the earlobe. A wedge technique, in which a vertical incision is made within the earlobe may also be used. Dr. Rednam will discuss which technique is best for you depending on your ear size and shape.
Earlobe Reduction Recovery
Patients usually experience minimal discomfort after earlobe reduction procedures. Ice packs and pain medication are recommended and you should keep your head elevated for the first few days after surgery. Earlobe reduction incisions are typically easy to hide and Dr. Rednam will advise you on how to care for your incisions to minimize scarring.