Earlobe Reduction Surgery
Earlobe reduction surgery, also known as loboplasty, is a form of otoplasty, or ear reshaping surgery, that focuses specifically on reshaping or reducing the size of the earlobe. Stretched, elongated or irregularly-shaped earlobes present no health issues, but they are easily noticed due to their highly visible position on the head. Dr. Erez Dayan performs earlobe reduction surgery, or loboplasty, at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada.
Ptosis is a common malady caused by aging where the earlobes begin to sag. Droopy, elongated earlobes can be unattractive or embarrassing to some, causing them to hide their ears underneath longer hair or an assortment of hats. Often, years of wearing heavy, dangling earrings can also contribute to longer, stretched earlobes.
Other times, the earlobes can be naturally shaped oddly from birth. As a child grows, this will become evident, and many parents will desire to correct the condition to prevent teasing from other children. Regardless of the cause or reasoning, Dr. Dayan can perform earlobe reduction surgery at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV.
Lake Tahoe Earlobe Reshaping / Loboplasty
Simple corrections may only take from 15-45 minutes per earlobe. More extensive repair or reshaping may require longer, especially if a cartilage graft is necessary. These procedures are handled on an outpatient basis, and you will return home the same day of surgery. Patients are required to wear a bandage headband for several days and while sleeping for a few weeks.
You will be asked to not perform any strenuous activities for a week or ten days, and avoid bending or manipulating the ears, as well as avoiding any earrings or other adornments. Dr. Dayan and his team will provide you with specific aftercare instructions for when you return home, and you will visit him at a later date for a post-surgery follow-up.
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your earlobes, Dr. Dayan can perform earlobe reduction surgery, or loboplasty, at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your desires and goals.