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Earlobe Repair


Earlobe Repair

​Earlobe repair or lobuloplasty can be performed to fix, reconstruct, or correct issues with the earlobe, like a split, stretched, torn or gauged earlobes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get this procedure and what are the expected results?

​​Earlobes can become misshapen or damaged from a torn earring, stretched from age or heavy jewelry or gauges. Those who are looking restore confidence to wear a wider range of jewelry or wearing their hair up or shorter but lack the self-confidence due to their earlobe shape would benefit from this simple procedure.​

What should I expect before my procedure?

During your consult, we will do a full evaluation of your facial structures and discuss your goals and recommend an individualized surgical plan that takes those goals into account, as well as ethnicity and cultural heritage. All surgeries will include incision points, however be performed to minimize visible scars. If this is the only procedure being performed at the time, patients will be under local anesthesia. Most surgeries take less than one hour.

What should I expect after my procedure?

​​Typically, you can go home the same day. Your specific recovery will depend upon the tailored package you choose, but for most patients, some pain and swelling around the earlobes will occur.

What if I’m not ready for surgery?

​​If you feel a surgical intervention isn’t for you at this time, please consult with one of our surgeons or advanced practice providers.​

Can this be combined with other procedures?

Yes! Common surgeries can be combined with this procedure, and can include facelift or neck lift, or ear pinning. Other body contouring procedures can be done at the same time; however this may make your procedure more complex and require general anesthesia and be performed in a hospital operating room. Schedule a consult with one our surgeons to determine what is the best approach for you.

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Why Choose UTMB?


The UTMB Health team at Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is here to help you fulfill your dreams. Our board-certified/board-eligible surgeons have extensive training and experience in each of their respective specialties. Our dermatologists are leaders in their field, employing the newest and best techniques and tools. Together, the team can address any concerns you may have with your appearance and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based upon your unique physical features, skin, age, and personal goals.

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, Town Center

2660 Gulf Freeway South Entrance A
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(832) 505-0777