Cosmetic surgeons have a number of techniques that they can use to restore the appearance of their patients’ ears. With the development of new procedures and new fashion trends, the landscape of ear rejuvenation is always changing. Here are four popular approaches to rejuvenating and restoring the appearance of the ears.
Also known as otoplasty, ear surgery is one of the few cosmetic procedures that can safely and effectively be performed on children. Ear surgery involves correcting misshaped or overly prominent ears, in order to make them appear more natural.
It often happens with heavy or dangling earrings: they get pulled or caught on something, and the earlobe tears. Torn earlobes usually require surgical repair in order to prevent the appearance of scarring.
With the increased popularity of plug earrings, many cosmetic surgeons are also treating people who had these fashion accessories put into place during their teenage years. Plug earrings work by stretching out the earlobe. While many people love their plug earrings and keep them for a lifetime, others decide to remove them as they get older.
However, as you can imagine, plug earrings leave the earlobes noticeably stretched. In these cases, a cosmetic surgeon can restore the appearance of the earlobe by removing the excess stretched tissue.
As we get older, we tend to lose natural deposits of fat around the face. The disappearance of this fat leads to the pinched, gaunt appearance commonly associated with old age. With facial fat grafting, volume can be restored to different facial features, including the cheeks and lips. Many cosmetic surgeons have taken to using fat grafts to enhance the appearance of limp, thin, or floppy earlobes.
This minimally invasive alternative to facial fat grafting is also able to restore volume lost over time – without the need for surgery. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, and Sculptra can be used to plump up your earlobes and recapture their youthful appearance.