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?
I assume that you have a pixie ear deformity from a previous facelift? The term is usually used to describe an earlobe that has been pulled down from a facelift in which the surgeon trimmed too much skin from under the earlobe and the relaxation causes the earlobe to pull down. This can be fixed rather easily by detaching the earlobe from the cheek and advancing the skin to the normal desired height. It can be done in the office under local anesthesia. It does result in a small scar, which usually heals well, under the earlobe.
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