Lobuloplasty is a minor outpatient surgery, performed under local anesthesia that through a small incision corrects, repairs or shapes the lobes of one or both ears of the patient. Taking off the lobes, reducing their size, avoiding asymmetries are some of the reasons to go to Clinics to perform this surgery.

It is very common to deal with torn lobuloplasties, which consists of an elongation of the hole of the earrings and that, even, can cause the total rupture of the skin in the area. Once the torn tissues have been removed, the total reconstruction of the lobe is carried out.

Lobuloplasty is also used in patients who have used dilators or piercings on the lobes and who want to close them.

Cosmetic lobe surgery, or lobuloplasty, is intended to improve or restore the appearance and harmonic shape of the earlobes.

Lobuloplasty procedure

This intervention is usually performed from the age of 4, when the ears are fully developed and the patient has developed social sensitivity.

It is a simple procedure with local and outpatient anesthesia that will involve the closure of the hole in the slope. To do this, the affected area is opened and then sewn with two or three stitches. To avoid possible infections, the intervened area is covered.

After a while, about a week or two, the stitches will be removed. If the patient wishes, after having spent another two weeks, the holes can be made again to show off earrings. It should be taken into account not to perform them in the same place where the previous tear occurred.

There are more extreme cases, usually produced by dilations, in which the surgical procedure is more laborious.

Postoperative lobuloplasty

For 30 days you will have to be careful with the scar and wear clip-on closure earrings. After this period, a new hole can be made, but without interfering with the scar. The scar is practically invisible and is concealed with the folds of the ear itself. We must bear in mind that, to protect the scar, it is recommended not to expose it to direct sunlight.

What can cause a lobe to tear?

A tear in the lobe can be caused by a variety of factors. The most popular are problems such as the weight of the earrings changing over time, or acts as mundane as sleeping with the earrings on. In the case of minor injuries, it can also be caused by an unwanted and accidental tug of the ears, or by a slight blow during sports practice or play.

As the lobe ages due to the passage of time, it is quite normal to see quite large lobes, disproportionate to the rest of the neck, or sagging in older people. Lobuloplasty is the operation that corrects deformities in these situations, and harmonizes the shape and size of the lobe with the rest of the face.

Benefits of Lobuloplasty

This surgery allows the patient to recover the anterior morphology of their lobes, which gives them greater self-esteem and confidence. In addition, being a simple intervention, no more than 15 minutes, the patient will be able to see the results the same day.

Frequently asked questions

Is the intervention painful?

It is an intervention in which you can feel discomfort on contact or pressure for the first month at most.

How long does it take to have the final result of a lobuloplasty?

The results are immediate. After a few months the patient will be able to make the hole for slopes again.

Can I shower after the operation?

We must maintain hygiene in the area so that the area is clean and we avoid possible infections. It is not recommended to go to saunas or excessively humid spaces until the complete recovery of the treated area.

When can you live a normal life?

Except for physical exercise, you can start doing normal life after the first few days. Sports practice can start from three weeks.

From what age can it be done?

Children from the age of four can already perform this intervention.

What anesthesia is used?

Depending on the type of patient, the anesthesia will be total or local.

Can new holes be made in the lobes?

Once the proper healing time has elapsed, new holes can be made.

What are the risks of treatment?

Bleeding, bruising and inflammation may occur, but with the passage of days or weeks these will have disappeared. During the postoperative period, the surgeon will prescribe antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and analgesics to combat these inconveniences.