Unraveling the Pixie Ear Phenomenon After Facelift – Collagen Restore’s Insights

What is pixie ear after facelift?

Understanding Pixie Ear Deformity After Facelift

Facelift surgery is a transformative procedure that aims to restore youthfulness and vitality to the face. However, like any surgical intervention, it comes with considerations, including potential side effects. One such concern is the “pixie ear” deformity that can occur post-facelift. Collagen Restore welcomes you to explore this phenomenon comprehensively, providing insights into its causes, avoidance strategies, and how our expertise can ensure your journey to facial rejuvenation is safe and satisfying.

Causes of Pixie Ear Deformity:

  1. Tension on Incisions: When excessive tension is placed on the incisions during facelift surgery, it can lead to the earlobe being pulled upwards and outwards, resulting in the pixie ear deformity.
  2. Inadequate Tissue Redistribution: Skillful facelift surgery involves not only lifting but also redistributing the underlying facial tissues. Failure to redistribute tissues properly can cause tension on the incisions and contribute to the pixie ear appearance.

Prevention and Management:

  • Skilled Surgeon Selection: Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with a proven track record in facelift procedures is paramount. An experienced surgeon understands the nuances of tissue manipulation and tension distribution, reducing the risk of pixie ear deformity.
  • Customized Surgical Approach: Each patient’s facial anatomy is unique. A personalized approach that considers your facial structure, skin elasticity, and desired outcome can help prevent the occurrence of pixie ear deformity.
  • Deep Plane Facelift Technique: The deep plane facelift technique is renowned for its ability to create natural-looking results while minimizing the risk of deformities like the pixie ear. This technique targets the deeper layers of tissue for more comprehensive lifting and support.


The pursuit of a more youthful appearance through facelift surgery is a journey that demands both artistry and expertise. Collagen Restore stands as your ally, dedicated to ensuring your transformation is met with optimal results and minimal risks. The pixie ear deformity, while a potential concern, can be skillfully prevented through the application of advanced surgical techniques and a personalized approach that honors your unique facial structure.

Embrace the confidence that comes from working with a team that prioritizes your safety, satisfaction, and the preservation of your natural beauty. Collagen Restore invites you to explore the possibilities of facelift rejuvenation without compromise, guiding you towards a future where your reflection mirrors the vibrant spirit you carry within.