What Earlobe Reshaping Procedure Do I Need To Improve Its Asymmetry?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a consultation on earlobe reshaping/revision. I was born with a tag on my left ear and it was removed when I was an infant. As I have gotten older and lost my hair, it bothers me more now because there is no symmetry. Attached are some photos of both ears. I can come any time for an in-office consultation. I appreciate your looking at my photos and giving me your advice.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. I think the best way to make the left earlobe look better and more symmetric is to do a wedge resection of the deformed/scarred part of the left earlobe.That would create a better earlobe shape. It may make it a bit vertically shorter than the right side but the earlobe would have a smoother appearance.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana