Is Earlobe Reduction Surgery The Next Big Beauty Fad?

Though the Kardashian-Jenner clan is just now calling attention to earlobe reduction, the common procedure has been around for years. According to New York-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Melissa Doft, fashion is the cause for its popularity.

“Due to a lifetime of heavy earrings and aging in general, the earlobe will often stretch as we age,” Dr. Doft told FOX News.

“As larger earrings have become more in vogue, the need for earlobe repairs and earlobe reductions has increased,” she continued.

The doctor also said some patients opt to have fillers placed inside the lobes to give them a plumper – and more youthful – appearance, and also to bear the weight of heavy earrings.