I am 44 years old, female and have very long, drooping earlobes.

Question:

I am 44 years old, female and have very long, drooping earlobes. I can never wear earrings and have kept my hair long all these years to hide my ears. Can otoplasty repair this?

Answer:

For patients with large and drooping earlobes, this is unfortunately an unpleasant part of getting older. No one quite understands why the earlobes become larger, but this is not unusual. An otoplasty typically refers to setting the ears back. This is performed on younger individuals; however, a conservative earlobe reduction is a procedure that does make the earlobe smaller and can be performed in conjunction with a facelift. This can be determined in a necessary consultation.

Posted by Dr. Williams