Dr. med. Dr. med.

Christina Irene

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
und Ästhetische Chirurgie

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

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International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Plastische Chirurgie München - Dr. med. Dr. med. Christina Günter
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Earlobe Reduction

Earlobe Reduction or Reconstruction in munich

Earlobe Reduction or Reconstruction


People have different earlobes; some may find them too big, some too small. Others are bothered by their ears’ shape or suffer from torn earlobes because an earring got caught. Earlobe reduction can restore beautiful, harmonious earlobes, and torn earlobes can be reconstructed. Once the healing phase is over, new earlobes can even be pierced again, if desired.

Surgery on the earlobe may also be combined with other aesthetic treatments (facelift, liquid facelift, autologous fat transfer).

If the earlobe surgery is performed alone, the surgery can be done quickly on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia. After a short rest period, you can immediately return home. The sutures will be removed after one week.

Before such a treatment, detailed consultations are mandatory. It is essential to talk about the motivation for this kind of surgery, to discuss whether the desired result can be achieved, and to speak about possible limitations. Other important topics are alternative treatments, as well as potential adverse side effects and possible risks. 


As with any surgical procedure, earlobe surgery may lead to bruising (hematoma), secondary bleeding, swelling, wound healing disorders, infections, and wound dehiscence. Temporary numbness of the treated area may also occur.

The most important facts on earlobe surgery

  • ANESTHESIA:: approx. 1 hour
  • TREATMENT:: out-patient
  • COSTS:will be determined individually after the preliminary consultation, depending on the work involved
  • CHECK-UP: 1 to 6 weeks
  • REMOVAL OF SUTURES:after 7 days
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:: immediately / after 1 day
  • PHYSICAL EXERCISE:: after 2 weeks