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Do face lifts change your ears?

Do face lifts change your ears?

Problem – Earlobe Displacement Everyone seems to know the ear often betrays a facelift. Pulled-down earlobes may happen at the time of the original procedure, or can develop with time. The most dramatic distortion has been called “the pixie ear.” Natural contour can usually be restored, but this is often difficult.

Can you see facelift scars?

For facelift patients specifically, it is understandable to worry about scarring on one of the most visible parts of your body. However, you may be surprised to learn that facelift scars are rarely visible when the surgery is performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, and the patient practices appropriate aftercare.

Where are the scars for a face lift?

Incision scars from a face-lift are permanent but typically concealed by the hairline and natural contours of the face and ear. Rarely, incisions can result in raised, red scars. Injections of a corticosteroid medication or other treatments might be used to improve the appearance of scars.

When do facelift scars fade?

In general, it usually takes about six months for incisions to fully heal and begin to fade from pink to more of a white hue, but it may take between 1 – 2 years for the scars to fully fade. For most patients, there will not be much of a change in the appearance of facelift scars after two years.

Where do you put the scars from a facelift?

In general, facelift scars are put in the natural creases within and behind the ear. However, trends have developed over the years to make these scars *even less visible*. The first is that surgeons now bring the incision in front of the hairline. This may seem counterintuitive,…

When to change the scars from a mini facelift?

Unfavorable scars can be revised after a year. Scars from mini facelift can be done inside the ear and in this way they do not show. Make sure you see an experienced facelift surgeon for the best result.

Where are the scars in front of the ear?

While laser hair removal can permanently remove this hair, male patients need to be made aware that this will occur. In women, the scars in front of the ear are typically placed behind the little bump in the front of the ear called the tragus.

Where are the incisions on a facelift?

In some cases the surgical incisions (and resulting surgical scars) extend posteriorly: in the depth of the crease behind the ear and, when required, along the occipital hairline. This portion of the facelift/necklift scar is generally not visible in a routine lateral close-up photograph of the ear.

In general, facelift scars are put in the natural creases within and behind the ear. However, trends have developed over the years to make these scars *even less visible*. The first is that surgeons now bring the incision in front of the hairline. This may seem counterintuitive,…

In some cases the surgical incisions (and resulting surgical scars) extend posteriorly: in the depth of the crease behind the ear and, when required, along the occipital hairline. This portion of the facelift/necklift scar is generally not visible in a routine lateral close-up photograph of the ear.

While laser hair removal can permanently remove this hair, male patients need to be made aware that this will occur. In women, the scars in front of the ear are typically placed behind the little bump in the front of the ear called the tragus.

What happens to your earlobe during a face lift?

During a face lift, surgeons sometimes detach the earlobe from the face, pull the skin tight, and then reattach the earlobe. If done hastily, says Dr.Youn, this can create raisin-like wrinkles in the lobe. If she wants to fix it, she’ll need more surgery.