Earlobe Repair / Reduction

Earlobe surgery – a simple procedure

Earlobe reduction or earlobe repair is a simple procedure that can be performed easily and quickly in the offices of Dr. Hernandez.

For most of our lives, the earlobes are barely noticed, but when a woman wears earrings, this attracts attention to her ears. Ear lobes can often be torn in an accident or increase in size as part of the normal aging process. Also, years of wearing heavy earrings can tear the piercing of the ear lobe as well as drag them down.

As we age, we begin to notice changes in our ear lobes and observe that they are still growing in weight and size. Depending on the individual, the ear lobe’s extended growth may cause them to droop and hang loosely below the ear and become an aesthetic annoyance.

Dr. Hernandez’s aesthetic approach to earlobe reduction

In your consultation with Dr. Hernandez, she will examine your earlobes and discuss your objectives for seeking reduction or restoration. The restoration or reduction process might entail the removal of excess tissue. This will enable Dr. Hernandez to resize and reshape the lobe.

She will close the incision with minimal sutures, which are removed a few days afterwards. As part of the lobe reduction, Dr. Hernandez may recommend the inclusion of dermal fillers or at a later date, fat grafting. These optional procedures can further enhance the appearance of the ear.

I often perform ear lobe reduction in my office. It is a simple procedure which is performed under local anesthetic. This easily achieved aesthetic correction can also be included as part of a more extensive surgery, such as a facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), says Dr. Hernandez.

Recovery from earlobe repair or reduction

When you have ear lobe surgery with Dr. Hernandez, you will be able to leave the office immediately after the procedure. You may be required to see Dr. Hernandez a few days following the surgery for general observation and removal of sutures when necessary. With Dr. Hernandez, you can be assured of a smooth and comfortable recovery from ear lobe reduction or repair.

Contact the office of Dr. Hernandez today to schedule a consultation and find out if a earlobe repair or reduction is right for you.


  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Certified Expert Injector

Surgical Training:

  • Aesthetic Fellow at New York University Hospital / Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
  • Aesthetic Fellow at Drs. Baker & Gordon in Miami
  • Residency at University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago
  • General Surgery Training at Cornell University Teaching Hospital

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