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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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