It is not uncommon for earlobes to elongate with aging.

Frequently a facelift patient may have earlobes that are large either from heredity or from aging. There is, however, a very effective operation to contour the earlobes to make them smaller and therefore appear more youthful and be more compatible with their younger looking face.

It is also not uncommon after traditional facelifts for earlobes to appear to be “pulled down“ or attached to the skin of the face -  a recognizable tipoff of previous facelift surgery. This deformity can be easily corrected during a second facelift.