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  • Can be done as isolated 30 min procedure under local anesthesia.
  • Usually repaired with facelift revision.
  • Local or sedation with Anesthesiologist.
  • Does not add time to the facelift revision.
  • No dressing.
  • Sutures removed in 7 days.
  • Normal exercise, swimming, yoga 3 weeks.

Before & After Patient Photos

ear distortion before
ear distortion after

Unfortunately, one of the most common results of an amateurish facelift procedure is distortion of the ear. Because facelift incisions are made around and in the ear, care is required to avoid distortion of any portion of the ear or the sideburn or hairline around the ear.

When ear distortion after facelift surgery has occurred, it is often possible to improve the situation. If the earlobe is pulled down, for example, with a visible scar around it (so-called pixie ear), the cheek can often be pulled up under the lobe to correct the appearance.

In The Media

Dr. Thorne is consistently highlighted in every publication profiling the Best Doctors in Manhattan or the Best Doctors in the entire United States. He has been featured in the New York Times multiple years running, as well as America's Top Doctors, and has hosted a radio show on plastic surgery alongside dermatologist Dr. Linda Franks.


  • New York Best Doctors 2019
  • New York Best Doctors 2017
  • New York Best Doctors 2014


  • New York Best Doctors 2008
  • Americas Top Doctors 2002
  • Castle Connolly 10th

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