Feminizing earlobe reduction is a procedure that may be undertaken independently, or within a cluster of procedures that comprise facial gender confirmation surgery with the aim of reshaping masculine looking ears to make them appear more feminine. This procedure aesthetically enhances the appearance of the earlobes and ear cartilage, with the goal of creating an external ear that is naturally feminine-looking in proportions, contour, and appearance.
Feminizing earlobe surgery is often performed in conjunction with a series of facial gender confirmation procedures. Depending on your desired outcome, earlobes may be reduced, reshaped, and cartilage may be sculpted to modify the overall contours of the ear. Feminizing an earlobe can be achieved by reducing and reshaping a larger and longer ear – given that feminine facial features are generally more petite than male features. The earlobe, or the peripheral lobule, is trimmed and reshaped as desired for a more feminine look.
The single most important step in feminizing an ear is crafting a smooth and natural inferior lobe border. Dr. Deschamps-Braly is known for his aesthetic finesse and understanding of what it takes to achieve consistent and aesthetic outcomes.
Older patients seeking facial feminization are typical candidates for earlobe reduction surgery. The cartilage of the ears continues to grow throughout our lifetime. Gravity over time also causes earlobes to sag, stretch, and enlarge, creating pendulous earlobes, a condition commonly called “megalobe” — which may not look feminine, or aesthetically pleasing.