Are pixie ears considered acceptable consequences after a face lift? (Photos)
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These are pixie ears
Hello:Thank you for submitting your question, and I'm sorry you are having difficulty with healing. Some of the other esteemed surgeons have stated that it's difficult to tell if you have pixie ear deformity in the photos. But if you click on the individual photos, you can see much more of the earlobe and it's relationship to the cheek, and you do have pixie ears on both sides. One good thing, it is very treatable. I recommend you have a discussion with your surgeon, and also get a couple of second opinions regarding the correction. Try to seek out individuals who do revision facelifts.Best of luck, Dr. White
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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Tension on the ear
First off, it's a little difficult to see in your photos if you truly do have what is referred to as a pixie ear deformity. It is not ideal and one can avoid a pixie ear deformity by simply placing all the tension on the lift at a deeper level and my approach is to use the deep plane facelift for various reasons including this. Bottom line is when there is very little or no tension placed around the ear in the hands or a reputable surgeon, one should rarely see a pixie ear deformity.
Pixie Ears after Facelift
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