I have a pixie ear and would like to know if and how this can be fixed. Only one ear is affected so could it be made to match my normal ear or would that ear need to be operated on too?
A pixie ear can occur after a facelift and refers to the ear lobe attachment to the cheek being drawn inferiorly and given a stretched appearance. This can usually be corrected with a simple office procedure. An incision is made around the ear lobe both front and back, that allows tissues to be re-positioned. With the repositioning, better symmetry can be achieved.
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