Kris Jenner’s earlobe-reduction surgery generated quite the
stir when it hit the reality-TV airwaves. She said the size of her ears were
something she was self-conscious over. Her doctor said the fix was a simple
30-minute procedure. And, in the middle of it all, most viewers were shocked to
learn this kind of solution even existed.
But, amidst all the buzz, Richmond, VA facial plastic surgeon Michael Godin, MD says cosmetic ear-related surgeries have been needed by
patients at a regular rate over the years.
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generally refers to re-shaping the ear, especially the upper two-thirds,” he explains. “Earlobe
reduction [like Jenner had] is what it sounds like and is generally done in
aging patients, especially during facelift.”
you aren’t in the market for a facelift, Dr. Godin warns that our ear lobes
tend to noticeably droop as we get out of our 40s and—gasp—even as early as our
30s. (Like with the face, you can blame that sneaky culprit of collagen loss.) “A
reduction can reverse that,” he says.