Aging and heavy earrings are the reasons why your earlobes become longer. You can wear lighter earrings preventatively or use so-called Ear lifts. But if it’s really bothering you, what can you do? We showed her to cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Elian Brenninkmeyer.
what about now? Do your ears get bigger as you get older? Yes, that’s true, he says Brenninkmeyer. “That’s because the ear is made of cartilage, which is a soft bone. The cartilage continues to grow as you get older. Then the ears get a little bigger and the felt grows as well.”
“As we age, we also experience a loss of volume. Not only does our skull shrink, but so do the layers of skin and the deeper fat layer. Everything gets smaller on the inside. You’re left with a lot of skin and muscle groups,” Brenninkmeijer explains.
This way you get young earlobes again and can wear earrings again
“Because the earlobes are attached to the skull, but otherwise have no support, you have to deal with gravity. The ears seem to be getting longer and longer.”
Especially if women always wear very heavy earrings, they suffer from this attractiveness. But lifestyle habits such as plenty of sun exposure also cause more relaxation.
Surgery or filling?
You can strictly treat your ear surgically, but according to Brenninkmeier, this is more radical. Then, earlobe reconstruction is performed to reduce its size.
The easiest way to treat earlobes is to fill them with hyaluronic acid filler. This is a biodegradable product that instantly restores earlobe volume. “This way you get young earlobes again and can wear earrings again.”
Most women start to notice the shape of their ears when they are around 50 or 60 years old and they see that they can no longer wear the earrings they used to. You can also choose to fill out your earlobes, so that they fit well over the whole.
“The advantage of having the filler in your ear is that it lasts longer. It stays in place. The ear is fixed, unlike the jaw or mouth.
Keep in mind that you definitely need a milliliter of filler, Brenninkmeyer says. “Definitely half a milliliter per ear and sometimes more. “It depends on the loss of volume.”
How much does something like this cost?
Treatment is not cheap. A milliliter of filler costs €500 and you will have to repeat the treatment every few years because the product breaks down.
As a cosmetic dermatologist, Brennenkmeyer looks at the entire face and the earlobes are often the final step. “I always include the ear in the entire treatment plan. Because if the ears no longer match the face, that’s the final touch.
This article previously appeared in Libelle NL
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