Earlobe Reduction

Earlobe reduction is a procedure to reduce the size of the earlobes.  The earlobes can droop with ageing or are naturally large in some individuals.


60 mins

From £1500

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The ageing process can affect the earlobes causing them to sag or droop.  Some people naturally have large earlobes that can look droopy.  The procedure of earlobe reduction helps to reduce the size of the earlobes by removing some of the tissue from the earlobe.

The amount of tissue to be removed will be planned prior to the procedure.  There are two main ways to remove the tissue either using a wedge or trim technique.  The wedge technique involves removing a wedge of tissue from the middle of the earlobe.  The trim technique involves excising the tissue from the lower part of the earlobe. The surgeon will inject the earlobe to make it numb before the procedure.  The tissue is removed and then the wound edges are stitched together.

Earlobe Reduction Before and Afters

How is earlobe reduction done?

Earlobe reduction is a minor surgical procedure performed under local anaesthetic.  The surgeon will inject the area to make it numb before the procedure.  We then excise the excess tissue to reduce the size of the earlobe.  The surgeon will then suture the skin together with stitches.

What are the risks of earlobe reduction?

Earlobe reduction is performed under local anaesthetic.  The procedure involves removing excess tissue and suturing the wound edges using dissolvable stitches. The potential risks with earlobe reduction include:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is earlobe reduction?

Earlobe reduction is a procedure to reduce the size of the earlobes following ageing or in patients who have naturally large earlobes.  

When can I go back to work after earlobe surgery?

Earlobe repair surgery is a local anaesthetic outpatient procedure.  Most people will go back to work the next day.  You will normally have some skin glue covering the repair.

How long does earlobe repair surgery take?

The earlobe reduction procedure is usually about 45-60 minutes and performed with you awake under a local anaesthetic.

When can I pierce the earlobe after earlobe reduction?

We usually recommend waiting between 2-3 months after the earlobe reduction before you pierce the earlobe.

How much is a earlobe reduction?

The price for earlobe reduction is from £1500 for both sides. 

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