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Earlobe reduction, also called lobuloplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce and reshape the earlobes. Both men and women may seek this surgery for a number of reasons related to large, asymmetrical, or otherwise misshapen earlobes. The process alters the appearance of the earlobes, reducing and restructuring the tissue, with the aim of bringing the ears in proportion to the rest of the face.

Dr Bish Soliman carefully designs each surgical plan to employ techniques suited to the individual patient. Book your consultation to find out more about lobuloplasty surgery.

Lobuloplasty Who is a good candidate?

Good candidates for this surgery are usually men or women who are concerned about large or misshapen earlobes. During your preliminary consultation, we will discuss your medical history, any current medications you are taking, as well as what you hope to achieve from the surgery. We will also assess the condition of your earlobes to determine the best way to approach your individual procedure.

Ideal candidates for earlobe reduction (lobuloplasty) are usually in good physical health. If you are in good physical health and are seeking to rectify dilated piercings, hereditary earlobe deformities, or naturally large earlobes, you could be a candidate for this procedure.

Lobuloplasty Common reasons for surgery

Misshapen or enlarged earlobes can be a result of biology or environmental factors. While some patients seek earlobe reduction (lobuloplasty) to address naturally large earlobes, others desire the procedure to correct stretching or breakage caused by heavy earrings, stretchers, or injury. The surgery is designed to address:

  • Uneven earlobes
  • Hanging or torn lobes
  • Earlobe deformities
  • Naturally elongated or prominent lobes

Earlobe reduction surgery (lobuloplasty) can address these issues, in accordance with the patient’s specific aesthetic concerns. However, patients should not that different outcomes will result from each surgery, based on individual features and treatment plans. This means it is important to discuss your expectations with Dr Bish beforehand.

Your personal consultation

Before your procedure, get personalised guidance from highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Bish Soliman. With years of experience, he will tailor your treatment for your body, health, and ideal outcomes. Book your personal consultation to receive:

  • In-depth information about your desired procedure
  • Personalised advice from Dr Soliman
  • A customised treatment plan tailored to your needs

Lobuloplasty The procedure

For many earlobe reduction (lobuloplasty) patients, the surgery can be performed using local anaesthesia in the office. Once the area is numb, Dr Bish will begin making careful incisions, usually at the bottom of the earlobe.

Depending on the requirements of your specific surgery, Dr Bish may remove extra tissue from the earlobe. The procedure can address both the width and/or length of the earlobe. Consequently, if your earlobe is particularly wide, incisions will be made in a wedge shape and the corners brought together to achieve a slimmer appearance. Dr Bish will apply specific techniques for your earlobe shape and preferred outcome, manipulating the skin and tissue.

Afterwards, Dr Bish will close the incisions carefully. Depending on the complexity of your surgery, you can expect it to take 30 minutes to one hour.

Lobuloplasty Aftercare and risks

After your earlobe reduction surgery, Dr Bish will give you aftercare instructions to encourage a good recovery. For example, you may be advised to minimise physical activity and sleep with your head elevated. You might experience some swelling, discomfort, or bruising after the procedure, but prescribed pain medication will help ease the healing process. Most patients can return to work the following day if it does not involve exertive activities. Additionally, you should wait six to eight weeks before re-piercing your earlobes.

While complications from earlobe reduction are uncommon, no surgery is completely without risk. Possible risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Poor healing
  • Unfavourable scarring
  • Revision surgery to correct issues
  • Reactions to anaesthesia

Learn More About Dr Bish Soliman

Dr Bish Soliman is a Sydney based Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in complex microsurgical reconstruction including breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as skin cancer surgery.

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About Dr Bish Soliman

Dr Bish Soliman - Sydney Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, about us 01 2x
Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
FRACS (Plas), MS (Plas), MBBS (Hons 1), BCom

AHPRA Registered Medical Practitioner MED 0001679053 Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery

Dr Bish Soliman is a Sydney-based Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as skin cancer surgery.

He currently holds two consultant microsurgery positions in major Sydney hospitals performing complex microsurgical reconstruction including DIEP breast reconstruction.

After graduating from The King’s School, Dr Bish completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Sydney. After working briefly at a major Sydney finance firm, he decided to pursue his passion and long-term goal of a career in medicine. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame at the top of his class, receiving First class honours and the prestigious Bower and Sherrard medal. He then went on to complete his junior medical training at Westmead Hospital during which time he was awarded Junior Medical Officer (JMO) of the Year, as well as a finalist for NSW Doctor of the Year.


Next Steps

Do your Research

  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read the risks and complications page
  • Visit our procedure pages and Blogs to learn more about your intended procedure

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Bish
  • Take notes during the consultation and review all the documents provided
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider your options
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear comfortable clothes

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Call us to find out more about surgery pricing and how you can pay for your surgery
  • Request more information about your procedure – call or contact us.

How to Book Your Consultation

  • A GP Medical Referral is now essential to see Dr Bish Soliman for any type of surgery.
  • You can book your consultation with Dr Bish Soliman by paying the consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.

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