Pixie Ears on Celebrity Apprentice
The Pixie Ear and the Celebrity Apprentice Gary Busey. With all of the obvious distractions around his performance, it may not have been noticed, but has anyone seen his earlobe? It is a classic sign of a facelift done the not so right way. We refer to it as a Pixie Ear deformity, and its caused by using the surface area of the earlobe to close up too much excised skin. The normal anatomy of the earlobe includes an area of free floating skin. Gary’s earlobe is plastered to the side of his face. How does this happen? Typically, it is a sign of inexperience while doing a facelift. The two mistakes that happen are: 1) the skin is pulled back (towards the base of the skull) rather than up (towards the brow), and 2) because the vector is wrong, too much skin is taken off!! This results in a much larger hole than the surgeon can close without leaving a vertical scar under the ear, and it is one of the easiest ways to get the “pulled” look out of a facelift. If you look at older photographs, Gary is a very attractive male. Strong zygomas with good prominence, excellent jawline, and an overall masculine face. Fast forward to his postfacelift look, and you see a pixie ear deformity, excess tightened skin, and an overall blunting of his natural masculinity. This lift did nothing for his lifestyle. Let the buyer beware.