Expert: Tom Sandoval’s Ear Botox is ‘Not Common’
Dr. Melissa Doft, an Upper East Side plastic surgeon, tells The Post that Botox above the ears “is not a common request,” because the muscles around the ears “have minimal function, with the exception of being able to wiggle the ear in some people.” In fact, she sees more patients injecting their ear lobes to perk them up and make earrings hang better, a trend that The Post reported on in 2017.
Still, Sandoval’s method would indeed have an effect on the hairline around the ear area. “Placing Botox above the ear entails injecting it into the superior auricular muscle which normally would lift the ear when smiling,” she says. “By decreasing the function of the muscle with Botox, the ear would not move.”