Earlobe Rejuvenation

Fairfax Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon & Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Fairfax, VA

You may not give much thought to your earlobes until they sustain damage or begin to show age-related changes. For those in Fairfax, Virginia who are concerned about the appearance of their earlobes, Dr. Sandra Fearrington, MD, of Fairfax Plastic Surgery offers solutions. Book a face-to-face consultation today to learn more. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call to speak with a friendly patient care specialist.

Earlobe Rejuvenation Q & A

How do earlobes change over time?

Just like the rest of your body, your earlobes will change as the year's pass. You may notice your earlobes becoming elongated, drooping, wrinkling, and growing thinner. For women, those changes can leave you feeling self-conscious about wearing earrings or choosing a hairstyle that brings attention to your ears.

If you started out with larger earlobes, these changes can be even more dramatic. Fortunately, earlobe rejuvenation can address these concerns and help you feel more confident about the appearance of your earlobes.

What is earlobe rejuvenation?

Earlobe rejuvenation is a procedure that uses injectable fillers to restore the size and shape of your earlobes. Juvéderm® is a popular option, although other dermal fillers might also be used.

Dr. Fearrington begins by evaluating your earlobes to determine where to place the filler and how much product to use to create optimal results. He administers the filler using a very thin needle, and the process takes just moments to complete.

The filler plumps and smooths your earlobes, restoring proper size and shape. You may even notice a visible reduction in the appearance of piercings.

There will be some minor swelling and bruising for a few days. Avoid touching your earlobes and try to sleep with your head elevated as your body heals. You can expect your results to last around six months, after which you can choose to return for another treatment.

What can be done to correct earlobe damage?

Some common causes of earlobe damage include years of wearing heavy earrings, an earring that tore through the earlobe or wearing gauges to stretch the earlobes. You can also damage your earlobes while playing contact sports.

Fortunately, this is an area of your body that can be easily augmented with a minor surgical procedure. Dr. Fearrington can redistribute earlobe tissue to create an improved shape and size, then carefully suture your skin back into place.

There’s no need for pain medication or downtime; you simply need to use antibacterial ointment on the area and avoid submerging your earlobes in water. Once the healing process is complete, Dr. Fearrington can re-pierce your earlobes if desired.

If you have questions about the earlobe rejuvenation process or what results you can expect, come in for a consultation today. You can set up your visit online or by phone in just moments.