Earlobe Reduction


Are you bothered by large or stretched earlobes? This appearance can affect your overall aesthetic or cause discomfort, which is why our Earlobe Reduction procedure may be the perfect solution for you. Dr. Sundine of Newport Beach is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, specializing in delivering natural-looking results and helping patients regain their confidence in their ears. Read more to learn about Earlobe Reduction and how our team can help you enhance your appearance with this transformative procedure at one of our Southern California offices in Newport Beach, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills.

Siting in Bed Otoplasty -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is Earlobe Reduction?

Earlobe Reduction is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reshaping and resizing the earlobes. It is commonly performed to address issues such as elongated, stretched, or sagging earlobes, which can occur due to aging, genetics, or wearing heavy earrings over time. Deformities of the ear associated with aging include both increasing length and unattractive creasing. The procedure involves surgically removing a portion of the earlobe, followed by meticulous suturing to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing shape.

It is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Dr. Sundine’s expertise and artistic eye ensure that patients achieve natural-looking and satisfying results, restoring confidence and bringing attention to the unique features of their faces.

Otoplasty -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What are the Benefits

Of Earlobe Reduction?

Earlobe Reduction offers several benefits that can significantly enhance the appearance and comfort of the ears:

  • Improved proportion
  • Youthful appearance
  • Enhanced confidence
  • Comfortable earring wearing
  • Minimal downtime
  • Customized results

Who are the Best Candidates

for the Earlobe Reduction procedure?

The best candidates for the Earlobe Reduction procedure in Newport Beach or Beverly Hills are individuals who have concerns with the appearance of their earlobes and desire to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. Ideal candidates may include:

  • Individuals with elongated or sagging earlobes
  • People who are unhappy with earlobe size or shape
  • The desire for earring comfort
  • Healthy individuals
  • Non-smokers
  • Patients with realistic expectations
Woman in white -- otoplasty

What’s The First Step?

The first step in the Earlobe Reduction process in Newport Beach or Beverly Hills is to schedule an initial consultation. During this consultation, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns, aesthetic goals, and desired outcomes with Dr. Sundine. He will conduct a thorough examination of the earlobes and assess their size, shape, and overall appearance.

This consultation also provides an opportunity for patients to ask any questions they may have about the procedure and express any specific preferences they may have. Dr. Sundine and his team will ensure that patients feel comfortable and well-informed before making any decisions about proceeding with Earlobe Reduction surgery.

What to Expect on the Day of Earlobe Reduction Surgery

On the day of your Earlobe Reduction with Dr. Sundine in Newport Beach or Beverly Hills, you can expect a welcoming and comfortable environment to help ease any pre-surgery nerves.

The surgery will be performed in a state-of-the-art surgical suite with modern technology to ensure your safety and optimal results. Dr. Sundine will administer the necessary anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. The type of anesthesia used will be discussed during your consultation, and it may vary depending on the extent of the surgery.

During the Earlobe Reduction surgery, Dr. Sundine will carefully remove the excess tissue from your earlobes, sculpting them to achieve the desired size and shape. If the earlobe is long and wide, a wedge excision may be used to reduce the dimension and can also be used to eliminate deep vertical creases. Decreasing the length of the earlobe by excision along the inferior edge heals so well that it’s often difficult to detect that there has been excision.

The procedure typically takes a relatively short amount of time, and you can expect to be in and out of the surgical suite within a few hours.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Earlobe Reduction


After undergoing an Earlobe Reduction surgery, the recovery process is generally straightforward and relatively quick. Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the treated area, which is normal and should subside gradually over the coming days.

Dr. Sundine will provide you with specific post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. It is essential to follow these instructions diligently to promote proper healing and achieve optimal results.

How Much Does Earlobe Reduction Cost in Newport Beach, CA?


The cost of Earlobe Reduction at Dr. Sundine’s Plastic Surgery practice in Newport Beach, CA, can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon’s experience, and the specific needs of each patient. Since every individual’s earlobes are unique, a personalized consultation with Dr. Sundine is necessary to determine an accurate cost estimate.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

With an almost 30-year surgical career, Dr. Michael J. Sundine is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in facial plastic surgery. He is over a 12x winner of the “Physician of Excellence” award by the Orange County Medical Association as well as an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Sundine is a plastic surgeon who tailors each procedure to provide his patients because the needs of his patients are very important to Dr. Sundine and he strives to deliver results that not only look natural but will also make your quality of life better.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Sundine has been trusted by thousands of patients over the years for facial rejuvenation and aesthetics. Restore a youthful look to your face and forehead with our Newport Beach Earlobe Reduction. If you want to rejuvenate the appearance of your ears and would like to know if Earlobe Reduction in Newport Beach or Beverly Hills is the right choice for you, contact us today at 949-706-3100 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine. He is dedicated to offering the best results Southern California has to offer.

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