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The earlobes are a noticeable component of the ears, especially since many men and women adorn them with earrings. This fatty tissue is not essential for ear function, but it does play an important role in ear and face appearance. When earlobes are too long or large, they can draw unwanted attention. To create more balanced and attractive ears and lobes, ear plastic surgery can be performed. Maia Plastic Surgery offers earlobe reduction surgery at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

Earlobes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, just like the rest of the ear. In some cases, the earlobes may be an odd shape or overly large based on genetics. Earlobe reshaping or reduction can usually be accomplished in an outpatient surgery with only local anesthesia. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Munique Maia, can perform earlobe reshaping to create a balanced appearance to the earlobe for those with misshapen or large earlobes.

Reshaping or Reducing Long Earlobes

Not all large or long earlobes are genetic. Earlobes can stretch and change, becoming noticeably larger or longer. Like all tissues in the body, the earlobes change with age. There is less collagen, and the tissue and skin can stretch, resulting in longer, floppy earlobes. Earlobe reduction surgery can reshape the earlobe into a more youthful and aesthetically-pleasing shape. Dr. Maia can ensure the earlobe matches the ear size and shape, and most people can retain their ability to use earrings after the earlobe heals from surgery.

Are you embarrassed or self-conscious of your larger earlobes? Dr. Maia and our team at Maia Plastic Surgery can perform earlobe reduction or reshaping surgery at our medical center in the greater Washington, DC, area. To learn more, contact our plastic surgery practice today to schedule your appointment for an earlobe reshaping consultation with Dr. Maia.

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Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

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This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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