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How Much Would Pixie Ear Repair Cost?

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Pixie Ear Repair Cost

Thank you for your question. The "pixie" ear deformity can be recognized by its "stuck on" or "pulled" appearance, which is caused by the tension involving the facelift cheek and jaw line skin flaps at the earlobe attachment point. In many cases, this deformity may be improved in the office using local anesthesia. In more severe cases, a revision facelift may be advisable. The costs would be influenced by the complexity of the procedure undertaken and whether that was performed in the office or surgery center, and the type of anesthesia utilized. Consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to better understand the options available in your particular case.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pixie Ear Fixes

A pixie ear deformity usually appears when too much skin is removed below the ear after a facelift.  Some facial surgeon's have this problem with virtually every patient on whom they do facelifts.  Look for this carefully in their before-and-after gallery.  First, bring up the problem with your surgeon.  He should fix this in the office for nothing. If you have already lost trust, simple repairs should not cost much, less than $500.  

John Bitner, MD
Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Costs of Pixie (Satyr, attached ear lobule) ear deformity

Pixie ear surgery required performing an V-Y advancement commonly as and office procedure under local anesthesia.  This surgery may leave a potentially visible scar along the jaw line. This ranges in cost from $1500-2500 per ear excluding operating room and anesthesia fees.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of pixie ear repair

If caused by a face lift and you go back to the surgeon that did your surgery they will typically fix it for you (and may do so free of charge). Depending on the severity and what needs to be done the cost may range from $1000 to $10000.

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Depends on the procedure


Thank you for your question.

There are several ways to correct pixie ears. I would have to exam you in order to know what procedure would be best for you. Then, I could give you the exact quote. It would be best to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation where you can find out all of your options and the prices. For one side, should range from $600 on up for this simple office procedure.

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Sam Speron, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Depends on what has to be done for pixie ear repair

There is really no answer to this without a surgeon seeing you in person and performing a physical exam. There are many ways to perform pixie ear correction, but the scar from a quick surgery may not be acceptable to you. If the pixie ear is severe enough, a facelift flap may be a necessary part of the correction.

Kevin Ende, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pixie ear repair cost depends on what needs to be done

Sometimes the pixie ear can be improved by advancing the ear upwards but you may have an incision inferior to your ears. If you want to avoid the incision you will likely need to undergo a more extensive procedure in order to pull up the skin enough to relieve the pixie ear deformity. This may require more complicated face lift techniques to pull up the muscle. Depending on what it looks like, I might be able to tell you what you need. If it is a simple repair it may cost around $500 - $1000. But if it requires more extensive work the cost could go up to $2000 - $4000.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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