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1. WHAT IS EAR LOBE REDUCTION?

This surgery is used to repair lobes that have been stretched  either from earrings or as a part of regular aging. During this procedure  the earlobe is reconstructed to either fix a large hole or to remove excess earlobe length.  

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2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

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3. TIMELINE

Surgery

The procedure is done under local anesthetic and usually takes between 30-45 minutes. You will be able to drive yourself home from the procedure. There is minimal pain once the freezing wears off. Most people are okay with Tylenol and Advil for pain relief.

The Consult

You will need an initial consult with Dr. Esmail to determine if you are a candidate for the surgery

1 WEEK AFTER SURGERY

Sutures are removed post-op day 7. The incisions are completely healed by 2 months and by this time you are able to re-pierce the ear.

3. TIMELINE

The Consult

You will need an initial consult with Dr. Esmail to determine if you are a candidate for the surgery

Surgery

The procedure is done under local anesthetic and usually takes between 30-45 minutes. You will be able to drive yourself home from the procedure. There is minimal pain once the freezing wears off. Most people are okay with Tylenol and Advil for pain relief.

1 WEEK AFTER SURGERY

Sutures are removed post-op day 7. The incisions are completely healed by 2 months and by this time you are able to re-pierce the ear.

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4. BENEFITS

More youthful looking ear lobes, the ability to re-pierce your ears, and wear earrings

5. AM I A CANDIDATE?

If you feel like your earlobes are too long or you have a stretched ear lobe from earrings were candidate for this surgery.

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7. ABOUT THE SURGERY

This is an outpatient treatment, lasting approximately an hour and done under local anesthesia.  

8. RISKS

As with any surgical procedure bleeding , infection and scarring are risks of this procedure.

9. RECOVERY

Relatively little downtime. Stitches generally dissolve after one week.

10. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR EAR LOBE REDUCTION PROCEDURE?

The procedure is relatively painless. Once the freezing is in, you may only feel a little bit of pulling and tugging. Depending on the size of the hole he may have only dissolvable or may also have non dissolvable sutures that need to come out after 1 week. You are again able to re-pierce your ear lobes after 2 months.

11. CHOOSING A SURGEON FOR AN EAR LOBE REDUCTION PROCEDURE

Dr. Esmail is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Canada. When choosing which surgeon will perform your ear lobe reduction procedure, make sure you do your research and ask to see images of their past results.

12. COST OF EAR-LOBE REDUCTION IN WINNIPEG

Earlobe reduction $1200 for 1 $2000 bilateral.
Earlobe repair (earrings/piercing/gauges) starts at $500/side.

13. FAQ

Are you able to repair ears that have been stretched out from gauges?

When can I re-pierce my ear?