Dr. Berlet has been in practice as a New Jersey plastic surgeon for over 20 years in Essex County, Bergen County, and the surrounding areas and has developed a large clientele from around the country and abroad.

Earlobe Reduction Surgery – NJ

Earlobe Reduction Surgery, NJ

As people age, their earlobes get larger and longer.  This is especially true in women who wear heavy earrings.  Having oversized or abnormally-shaped earlobes can affect a person’s self-confidence in addition to their look.  Dr. Berlet can help reduce the size and shape of your earlobes in just one visit.

There are two procedures that Dr. Berlet can perform on an enlarged or long earlobe – the Edge Excision or the Wedge Excision.  The Edge Excision is most common and involves marking out the new size and shape of the earlobe.  Dr. Berlet then removes all the tissue outside of the marking which creates the desired size and shape.  Any scaring is reduced to the side of the earlobe rather than the front or back, so it is not visible when facing someone.  Internal sutures dissolve and external sutures are removed around 2 weeks later.

The second procedure is the Wedge Excision -this procedure involves a vertical incision along the earlobe.  This is where Dr. Berlet removes a triangle, or wedge-shaped, piece of tissue then closes the gap and sutures the incision.  This procedure is popular among candidates who would like to repair a torn earlobe that is attached, meaning that there is little or no skin hanging below the ear/cheek connection point.

Both procedures are done in-office, using local anesthesia.  Patients may experience some minor swelling and numbness, following the procedure and may last a few days. An antibiotic ointment will be applied to the incision area twice daily for about a week.  Most patients can return to work the next day, but should avoid strenuous activities for about a week, following the procedure.


If you have any further questions or would like to set up a consultation, please give us a call at 973-857-7757.