My earlobes don’t match after facelift. Any suggestions?
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Facelift Results
I had a facelift just several weeks ago and my sister noticed that my ears are now different, and don’t match one another. Is this normal? The left ear feels/looks like it is attached to the side of my face and angeles forward unnaturally ?
A dynamic process of healing will pull and contract the tissues. You will find your facelift will swell, tighten, contract, form lumps and after 3 months begin to soften. Only after 6 to 12 months and in some cases more time will your final result be observed.
Please compare your preoperative photos and you will notice as in nearly all my cases, natural variations between your facial halves, nose, eyes and ears. This is normal and expected. Facelift surgery does not provide symmetry but a more rejuvenated appearance by repositioning the under-the-skin soft tissues and fat and redraping the skin excess.
Your ears and earlobes are in the early stages of healing. They appear to be healing well and will soften. Most surgeons will offer a revision if required to make things better if it is possible but not until the healing process is complete.
Please return to your surgeon and discuss your concerns. Always consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
I hope this is helpful. Good luck!
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