Many of my Houston facelift patients will ask about the incision location and its effect on the earlobe after surgery. The earlobe is detached from the facial skin during facelift surgery and then reattached after the SMAS is suspended and excess skin is removed. The earlobe then needs to be reattached appropriately. If the earlobe is not attached similary to its presurgical position, this may result in a pixie ear deformity or conversely, a bunched up earlobe.
Dr. Funk is a facelift specialist in Houston.