The earlobe is the small appendage where holes are usually made to wear earrings. It is an aesthetically important anatomical area, since its appearance is related to youth, state of health, beauty, etc. Its appearance changes as we get older and get older. When we are young, it looks smooth, dense and firm, and over time, it loses volume, smoothness and firmness, often appearing thin, long and even wrinkled.

Lobuloplasty is a simple procedure that restores youth to our lobe. It generally restores the youthful appearance of the lobe through reduction techniques or by restoring the lobe to its full, rounded shape. It is performed under local anesthesia and is a short procedure: it takes 30-50 minutes, depending on the complexity of the case. The purpose is that the lobe once again looks young, harmonic and firm.

On the other hand, torn lobes are those in which the hole of the earrings widens a lot, tears, and often the aesthetic appearance is not the desired one, either because the earrings cannot be worn properly, they have a wrong way and they look asymmetrical, and there are even cases in which the earring falls off. In the most severe cases, the hole has been torn so much that it is complete and a separation of the lobe occurs, which is called a “bifid lobe”.

Fortunately, these cases have an easy solution, with the excision of the affected area and the repair with fine stitches, which avoid marks in the area as much as possible. It is a simple, safe intervention, and with very flattering results. It is performed under local anesthesia and lasts 30-50 minutes, depending on each case.

Finally, lobes deformed by dilations can also be repaired, as well as other areas of the ear where piercings, earrings, etc. have been worn, although in these cases the complexity and time of the procedure are usually greater.

These procedures are simple, with predictable and highly satisfactory results for the patient who undergoes them.

If you are considering undergoing this intervention, you can request a visit to our practice to learn about your specific case, analyze its individual characteristics and give you personalized advice. We will be happy to assist you.

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