Earlobe Surgery

Earlobe Reduction

Goal

Earlobe reduction is performed to reduce the overall size of the ear lobe.

The Procedure

An incision is designed within the earlobe to reduce it to an appropriate size. A meticulous closure is then performed using absorbable stitches.

Anesthesia

The procedure can be performed under local anesthetic in the comfort of our office. Ear lobe reduction can also be performed in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures such as a facelift or facial fat transfer.

Length Of Time

The procedure takes less then one hour to perform and can be done in the comfort of our office.

After Procedure

Patients can drive home immediately after the procedure. There is minimal pain, which is alleviated with extra strength Tylenol.

Recovery

Patients can immediately resume their regular daily activities.

Split Earlobe Repair

Goal

The procedure is performed to correct a split in the earlobe often caused by trauma associated with wearing earings.

The Procedure

The edges of the split earlobe are freshioned and a meticulous layered wound closure is performed to reestablish a continuous earlobe.

Anesthesia

The procedure is performed under local anesthetic in the comfort of our office.

Length Of Time

The procedure takes less then one hour to perform and can be done in the comfort of our office.

After Procedure

Patients can drive home immediately after the procedure. There is minimal pain, which is alleviated with extra strength Tylenol.

Recovery

Regular daily activities can be resumed immediately. The ear can be re-pierced after 4 weeks.

Dr. Jacob D Steiger MD is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He practices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.