Types of Earlobe Reduction
Dr. Hutchinson performs earlobe reduction surgery in her Upper East Side office. More extensive procedures are performed at her office-based fully AAAASF accredited operating room, which offers the highest quality of patient care and safety.
There are multiple methods for earlobe reduction, but the most commonly used methods are wedge earlobe reduction or peripheral margin earlobe reduction.
Forwedge earlobe reduction, Dr. Hutchinson will remove a triangle shaped portion from the earlobe and use expert suturing to leave behind the least visible scar possible while also ensuring that the edges are symmetric and smooth. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
During peripheral margin earlobe reduction, Dr. Hutchinson will remove excess skin and tissue from the bottom edge of the earlobes. After injection with local anesthesia and marking of the lobes, she will remove the hanging skin and then stitch the wound.
Earlobe reduction takes approximately half an hour per side.