Earlobes under anti-aging spotlight

An increasing number of women are choosing to have cosmetic surgery in order to correct their ageing ear lobes. According to a report by the Daily Mail newspaper, "saggy earlobes" have become a problem for some women, partly due to wearing heavy jewellery over a number of years. Often, surgery involving the ears will be carried out at the same time as a facelift, but not always.One surgeon told the Mail that if too much skin is removed during a facelift operation, a person's earlobe can be left next to their cheek, which requires further work to correct. Cosmetic surgery adviser Wendy Lewis said it is no secret that more and more women are choosing to have work carried out on their ears. She said: "Gravity takes its toll on earlobes they droop like chins and breasts do, and can make you look older. "Years of wearing heavy earrings also cause the lobe to get stretched out of shape. An earlobe reduction is a simple op that reshapes the earlobe to a better proportion. Another issue for women is a torn earlobe, where the hole from a pierced ear gets so stretched that the lobe tears open and has to be stitched together."