Like any other part of the body, some patients inherit or develop large earlobes which is known as megalobe. Many patients go their entire life, often getting teased, not realizing that reduction is a very simple process. There are numerous ways of reducing large earlobes. These include removing a pie shaped wedge of tissue or recontouring the entire lobe. Regardless of the method, the surgery is simple and consists of a 15 minute procedure per ear that is done in the office with local anesthesia.
The images below show patients before and after earlobe reduction.