Earlobe Reduction Los Gatos, California
Earlobes, just like other body parts, come in all shapes and sizes. For some, this means overly large or elongated earlobes and although of no medical concern, these can certainly cause unease or embarrassment. Some individuals will go to great lengths to conceal their earlobes with their hair or hats. Fortunately, there is a quick and practically painless in-office procedure that Dr. Roy performs in his Los Gatos, California office to reduce the size of earlobes.
During your consultation, Dr. Roy will assess the shape, structure and function of the ear to plan the best intervention to reduce the size of the earlobe in the most natural way.
The procedure is typically performed with local anesthetic only, although light sedation is also available if need be. Earlobe reduction can be and is frequently performed in conjunction with face and neck lift procedures, and takes approximately 1 hour to perform. Incisions are well concealed in natural creases and folds of the ear and are practically imperceptible when fully healed.
Sutures are removed in one week. Pain is minimal and well tolerated with over-the-counter medications or, if need be, prescription-strength medications. Earlobes are re-pierced by Dr. Roy if necessary after 6 weeks, at which point light-weight earrings can be worn.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.Who is a good candidate for Earlobe Reduction?
Healthy patients who are self-conscious about enlarged earlobes and are tired of trying to conceal them with hair or hats are good candidates for the earlobe reduction procedure.
2.Is Earlobe reduction a painful procedure?
Earlobes are generally less sensitive than the rest of the ear so any procedures that involve the earlobes are very well tolerated. Nonetheless, Dr. Roy uses local anesthetic to help numb the area to make his patients even more comfortable during the procedure. Light sedation (with laughing gas) is also available to ease any anxiety. Most patients do not need any pain medications after earlobe reduction, although any discomfort associated with the procedure is easily controlled with over-the-counter medications.
3. Is there any visible scarring involved with Earlobe Reduction?
Some visible scarring is possible, depending on the extensiveness of the procedure. However, Dr. Roy uses the most advanced techniques to ensure scarring is as inconspicuous as can be.