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Earlobe contouring in Rhode Island is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the shape and look of your earlobes. It is most often done as one part of a face lift / facial rejuvenation process. Because the ears frequently change size and shape significantly as one gets older, the earlobe contouring procedure is very well suited for many patients undergoing facial rejuvenation.

What is earlobe contouring?

Earlobe contouring is a surgical procedure performed to address the size, shape, and overall integrative appearance of the earlobes. It’s especially suitable for older patients with elongated, overly prominent, or asymmetrical earlobes. The surgery is an outpatient procedure with permanent results that look very natural and require minimal recovery or downtime. Incisions are hidden so no scars are visible.

Candidacy for earlobe contouring

Ideal candidates for earlobe contouring in Rhode Island are persons currently dissatisfied with the general appearance of their ears. You may want an earlobe contouring to address age- or trauma-related concerns, such as stretched or asymmetrical earlobes. And if you’re not sure what the exact issue is, you can contact Dr. Sullivan to better understand your cosmetic concerns and determine the ideal solution.

Patients desiring earlobe contouring should:

● Appreciate what their ears look like now as compared to more desirable ears
● Have realistic expectations for the procedure

Your earlobe contouring consultation with Dr. Sullivan in Rhode Island

Your earlobe contouring procedure starts with a personal consultation with Dr. Patrick Sullivan usually while you are consulting for a face lift/ rejuvenation. During your consultation, Dr. Sullivan reviews your medical history, discusses your cosmetic goals, and examines your earlobes. He determines if you’re a good candidate for the procedure and curates the ideal treatment plan for your specific needs.

Dr. Sullivan believes in personalized treatments—he carefully listens to your concerns to create a highly personalized earlobe contouring plan. He also discusses your treatment options and explains everything you should do to prepare for the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, you’ll be able to get them clarified during your consultation.

What can I expect from the earlobe contouring procedure?

Earlobe contouring is an outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia . You’re sedated for the procedure, and you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. Dr. Sullivan makes marks around your ears to serve as a guide in surgery. The specific details of the procedure and the techniques used vary from one individual to the next, depending on your specific cosmetic concerns and goals.

If you want an earlobe reduction, the surgeon may use the peripheral margin reduction method to cut out specific lengths of earlobe tissues and width as well to construct the ideal length and shape. However, regardless of your goals, Dr. Sullivan will strategically hide the incisions and use stitches to close the earlobe, creating a balanced and harmonious ear.

How soon will I recover from my earlobe contouring?

Earlobe contouring involves minimal downtime and will not prolong your facelift recovery. The sutures will be removed in a follow-up session in less than one week.

Why Choose Dr. Sullivan?

Dr. Sullivan is a board-certified and fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon with over 25 years of experience and 10,000 cosmetic surgeries completed. He has carefully studied how ears and earlobes age. He published a study of over 200 ears he studied with his team and demonstrated how ears change over time. He has devised a superb procedure to rejuvenate earlobes and optimally improve the shape and contour. Dr. Sullivan’s also designated in the Top 1% of America’s Plastic Surgeons by Castle Connolly. He listens to you carefully and curates the treatment according to your individual goals to ensure results that adhere to your specific expectations. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Sullivan to discuss your earlobe contouring goals.


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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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