Patient came in today asking if there was a way to prevent her earlobes from being stretched after a facelift surgery or a minilift, as she had seen on an acquaintences earlobes several months after she had had a facelift by another physician. I explained the fact that the stretching of the earlobe certainly does not have to happen and that with careful closure of the incisions around the ears, including the special suturing technique that we use that supports the earlobe and keeps it tucked, we are able to help prevent this from happening. This stretched earlobe, sometimes called the Pixie ear deformity, is indeed one of the telltale signs of a facelift, and frequently it is because the surgeon puts too much tension on the skin, when the tension should really be on the deeper tissues. This helps to ensure the most natural result possible.
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