Earlobe correction

Worn out or torn pierced ears are annoying and unsightly for many sufferers. With time, earlobes can become slack, or grow droopy. As part of an earlobe correction, the ears can be corrected according to the wishes of the patient. An earlobe enlargement or reduction is also possible.

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More about earlobe correction

What is an earlobe correction?

How does an earlobe correction work?

What criteria must be met in order for a patient to be suitable for an earlobe correction?

What are the benefits of an earlobe correction?

What are the risks of earlobe correction?

What are the costs for an earlobe correction?

The concept of earlobe correction involves a number of procedures that can correct the earlobes in various ways. It is possible to enlarge the earlobe, to reduce it, or to close torn pierced ears or holes left by large gauge piercings or tunnels. Earlobe enlargement is usually done using the natural bulking agent hyaluronic acid. When injected into the earlobe, it provides more volume and tone in the earlobe.



Earlobe reduction and the correction of damaged earlobes require a minor surgical procedure. With different methods of ear correction, attached earlobes can be separated and age-slackened lobes can be reduced. Likewise, torn piercings and tunnel-holes can be closed and the earlobe can be restored to its natural shape.

Because the different methods of earlobe correction differ in their intentions, there is no consistent approach to this form of ear correction. Depending on the purpose of the treatment, various methods of correction are used. What they all have in common is that they are performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and take about half an hour to complete. After the procedure, the patient can leave the clinic immediately and is all set to greet a new day.

Basically, there are few criteria that exclude a patient from earlobe surgery. Care should be taken that the ear is free of inflammation and has no eczema or the like. This could lead to problems in wound healing. Since the treatment only requires local anesthesia, even patients whose disease status does not permit general anesthesia are suitable for earlobe correction.

The greatest benefit of earlobe correction is the simplicity of the procedure. Through a few incisions or a minimally invasive injection, earlobes can be corrected in a variety of ways. Earlobe correction is low risk, does not take much time and promises safe results.


In addition, every procedure has its own individual advantages. Earlobe enlargement with hyaluronic acid not only rebuilds the earlobe and gives it more volume, but also has a clearly rejuvenating effect on loosened earlobes. Studs can be worn without hesitation and do not fall forward, small wrinkles are smoothed and the skin looks taut.


With earlobe reduction and the correction of damaged piercing holes, earlobe surgery has clear aesthetic benefits. Large ears and torn ears make many people feel self-conscience and unpleasant. Earlobe correction can completely restore the earlobe and also makes it possible to pierce new holes at a later time or to apply them at the same time during the operation.

The procedures of earlobe correction are all very low risk. Of course, as with any surgery, complications can occur here as well. Swelling, bleeding and bruising may occur. These are likely to quickly subside by themselves. The occurrence of infection or wound healing disorders are possible, but these are medically well treatable. In rare cases, it can lead to a strong scar or keloid formation, which must be corrected if necessary.

Due to the variety of procedures in the context of an earlobe correction, costs vary widely. Factors such as the cost of the procedure, the number of ears to be corrected, possible material costs and the technique of earlobe correction used affect the pricing. The actual costs can only be determined more precisely in the first consultation.


Earlobe enlargement

The enlargement of the earlobes is easy to realize by the injection of hyaluronic acid. This substance, produced in the human body, is also used in the treatment of wrinkles as a filler. It is injected directly into the earlobe to ensure an increase in volume. Thanks to its high water-binding capacity, the filler also ensures that the earlobes look firm and fuller again. Thus, slacked earlobes, which occur especially in advanced age, can be corrected and rejuvenated. For a permanent result, the injection of hyaluronic acid may need to be repeated after some time as the substance is regularly broken down by the body.

Earlobe reduction

To reduce earlobes, a small surgical procedure is required. There are several methods that can be used. Often, the earlobes are made smaller by removing a triangular wedge from the earlobe tissue. The resulting edges are stitched together and the wound is closed. In this way, the earlobe is significantly reduced and takes on a round and natural shape. The final result of the treatment is to be judged a few weeks after the operation.

Correction of extensive or torn piercing holes

Wearing heavy earrings or a tunnel piercing can irreversibly expand the piercing hole, preventing them from returning to their original shape by themselves. Also, the traumatic tearing of an earring, which results in an injury to the earlobe, may require an ear correction. As with an ear reduction, the wedge method can be applied here. In addition, it is possible to form a new piercing hole directly in the context of the ear correction. If this is not the case, a new piercing hole can be made after complete healing of the ear.