Earlobes may require surgical treatment to address cosmetic concerns or injuries. These are commonly performed as an office procedure
- Torn earlobes are a common sequela of heavy earrings or trauma. Older patients may notice a loss of elasticity in the earlobes and piercings may gradually enlarge with time and heavy jewelry.
- Large or prominent earlobes may be treated with earlobe reduction.
- Younger individuals who have intentionally stretched out the earlobe from gauge earrings may desire reconstruction.
- Keloid formation from piercings can also occur and may be treated with excision and pressure earrings to decrease the chance of recurrence.