Dr. Mike Majmundar from Northside Facial Cosmetic Surgery answers a reader’s question about stretched earlobes.
Q: How do you fix stretched earlobes?
A: Decreasing the risk of stretched earlobes begins with proper piercing height. A low piercing will stretch the earlobe over time. However, a properly placed piercing with a heavy earring will also cause stretching. Tight earrings can contribute to decreased earlobe volume (there is a fat pad in the earlobe), and the earlobe stretches naturally as aging occurs. Treatment options include filler injection with Restylane or Juvederm, re-piercing higher, or an earlobe reduction procedure also known as an earlobe lift. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia where the earlobe is re positioned and a small amount of extra skin is removed.