Birth deformities of the earlobe are highly variable and the many different operations that may be used in their correction reflect this fact. In some cases, surgery is a simple repair of a congenital cleft. In others, with a significant abnormality, cartilage grafts and skin grafts may be required in one or more stages.
Earlobes are often split by heavy earrings gradually enlarging a piercing over many years. On other occasions, when an earring is forcefully pulled the earlobe can split acutely. Repair is usually performed under local anaesthetic, is simple and repiercing is normally possible within a few weeks.
Correction of droopy earlobes is a simple and safe procedure, performed under local anaesthetic which rejuvenates the ear.
The Facelift Earlobe
Sometimes , after a facelift, the earlobe is pulled down.
Keloids are essentially scars growing in an uncontrolled manner. Surgery is not simple but good results can be achieved (click here for slideshow).