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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Feb;41(1):185-190. doi: 10.1007/s00266-016-0742-6. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

Clinical Application of Earlobe Augmentation with Hyaluronic Acid Filler in the Chinese Population.

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1
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, #8 Gongren Tiyuchang Nanlu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100020, People's Republic of China.
2
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, #8 Gongren Tiyuchang Nanlu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100020, People's Republic of China. drjufengfan@163.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Larger earlobes, which are a symbol of "richness" in traditional Chinese culture, are favored by Chinese patients. The objective of this paper is to investigate the application of earlobe augmentation with hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injection and its clinical effects in the Chinese population.

METHODS:

A total of 19 patients (38 ears) who received earlobe augmentation with HA filler injections between March 2013 and March 2015 were included. The clinical effects, duration, and complications of these cases were investigated.

RESULTS:

All patients who received earlobe HA injections showed immediate postoperative effects with obvious morphological improvement of their earlobes. The volume of HA filler injected into each ear was 0.3-0.5 ml. The duration of the effect was 6-9 months. Two of the 19 cases (3 ears) demonstrated mild bruising at the injection site, but the bruising completely disappeared within 7 days after the injection. No vascular embolism, infection, nodule, or granuloma complications were observed in the studied group.

CONCLUSION:

The application of earlobe augmentation with HA filler injection is a safe, effective, simple procedure for earlobe shaping. It has an easy clinical application with good clinical prospects.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE V:

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KEYWORDS:

Earlobe augmentation; Filler injection; Hyaluronic acid

PMID:
28032177
DOI:
10.1007/s00266-016-0742-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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