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Earlobe Reduction Surgery Beverly Hills CA – Dr. Dennis Dass

Enlarged earlobes can be constant source for embarrassment for some individuals. The ears are quite visible in women and men with shorter hair. Women with longer hair avoid wearing their hair up or in a ponytail because they feel self-conscious about their ears. These patients often request ear reduction to improve their overall self-confidence.


It is possible that your ears have always been enlarged (congenital), they grew with age, or it could be because they became long and stretched due to heavy earrings. The practice of using ear gauges permanently stretches and distorts the ear lobe. Ear reduction surgery is indicated for all of these reasons; however the specific surgical technique to correct the deformity might be slightly different.


Earlobe surgery is a very artistic surgery. The specific surgical technique to perform earlobe reduction will be selected on an individual basis. Surgery can be performed under local anesthesia in our Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Center with minimal down time. Some sutures will be placed on the inside, but most of the stitches are on the outside, and these will have to be removed on one of your follow-up visits. Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, irregularity along the border of the ear, and need for additional revisions. If you have a history of forming keloids, you are not a good candidate for earlobe reduction surgery. The healing time takes a few weeks. You will not be able to re pierce your ears for about three months after the procedure. The scars on the ear tend to stay red and raised for about three to six months, but with time will fade and flatten, and they will become less noticeable. Overall, earlobe reduction surgery is well tolerated in Los Angeles.

Related Surgeries:

Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

Earlobe Repair

About Dr. Dennis Dass

About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmD

Dennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.

Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.

Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.