Earlobe Deformities

Earlobe deformities

Earlobe Deformities Image Cleft of earlobe (left), earlobe duplication (middle), and skin tag on the back of the earlobe (right). Congenital earlobe deformities come in a variety of shapes, including earlobes with clefts, duplicate earlobes, and earlobes with skin tags.


The cause of congenital earlobe deformities is unknown. They are a rare type of ear deformities.


Earlobe deformities can be treated with surgery. Surgical options include:

  • Merging segments of the earlobe (also called the lobule) into a single earlobe
  • Removal of duplicate earlobes
  • Adding more tissue to the earlobe with local skin flaps
  • Removal of skin tags

Many of these procedures may be done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and your child will be able to return home the same day.