One of the signs of aging is overly stretched skin with some ptosis or gravitional descent. This hanging can occur throughout the body, including the earlobe. Over time and with the use of heavy earrings, earlobes can become overly stretched and long. The ears sometimes will lose volume, sometimes making the earlobe look flat and shriveled in appearance.
Treatment for the aged earlobe can involve several steps. First of all, replacement of volume, with either fat or hyaluronic acid, can help provide immediate plumpness to the ear. In addition, the earlobes will often obtain a slight lift with volume replacement.
Some ears need a lift. An earlift often involves resupporting the ear lobe, which will help create a shorter plumper earlobe. The suture design can be placed either posteriorly or near a location where a piercing is involved.
Earrings are an important component of somewomen’s daily routine. When ear lobes become overly stretched, many women hide their ears with hairstyles which may or may not be flattering to their face shape. A simple in-office procedure, can alleviate this problem.