Has anyone had a persistent "plugged up" ear feeling after Mini Facelift and chin lift?
- 2 years ago
I had a mini facelift a little over 2 years ago. I have also had a plugged ear feeling for almost as long. I have gone to two ENTs and had a hearing test done. One ENT said there was nothing wrong. The other said I might have some eustachian tube dysfunction but that was all. I have tried decongestants, cortisone nasal spray, and even had a tube placed in my left ear which was the worst one, but nothing helps! I also have a lot of scarring and scar tissue around the front and back of my ears!
The doctor did a terrible job and used staples for closure. I have very noticeable scars in front of my ears and behind my ears feels all lumpy. Sometimes my ears feel so plugged I can't hear as well and this affects my work. Also, my left ear become unbearably itchy on the upper lobe especially to the point where I have to stop myself from scratching it or it gets sore. I don't know what else to do! I feel like my life has changed since this surgery and not for the better! I only look a little bit better from the actual lift. I didn't look my age to start with and wish I had never gone to this guy who, by the way, did the surgery on the same afternoon that I came in for a consultation. He said he had a cancellation. I realize I should had seen that as a HUGE red flag, but I was on a break for two weeks from school (I teach) and I thought it would be a perfect time. I long for unplugged ears again! That's the thing that drives me crazy! Any suggestions, stories, advice will be very, very welcomed!