Category: Cosmetic Ear Surgery


Gauged Earlobe Repair

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Up Close Pic of Repaired Earlobe Atlanta GA

Though the process has existed for years as a tribal practice in other parts of the world, gauged earlobes have become increasingly popular throughout the United States. Gauges, which are also called tunnels, cogs, caps or plugs, are a form of tissue expansion of the earlobe, as explained by The Dermatologist. Beginning with a traditional  … Read more

Split Earlobe Repair And Revision

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Up Close Pic of Repaired Earlobe Atlanta GA

Whether due to trauma, incorrect closures from previous surgeries or wearing heavy earrings over time, earlobes can become damaged and stretched. While earrings lengthen the piercing hole and can result in split earlobe, clip-on earrings that are too tight can result in the same. In this case, blood flow is restricted, leading to necrosis of  … Read more

Microtia: “Little Ear”

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Woman After Microtia Surgery

Derived from the Latin words “micro” and “otia,” Microtia means “little ear,” and is a congenital ear deformity in which the outer ear does not fully develop during the early stages of pregnancy. According to Stanford Children’s Health, Microtia typically develops in one ear, usually the right ear, and is more commonly seen in males.  … Read more

Stahl’s Ear

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Atlanta GA Plastic Surgeon for the Ears

As an extra fold or crease within the cartilage of the ear, Stahl’s ear is a rare deformity often compared to that of an “elf’s ear.” This is because the extra crease gives the ear a prominent, pointed shape. While treatment for Stahl’s ear is straightforward in some cases, timing is important. For instance, when  … Read more

Earlobe Repair

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Up Close Pic of Repaired Earlobe Atlanta GA

Repairing earlobes is not often the first thing people think about when they consider cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones and the expert team at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists have longstanding expertise in earlobe repair surgery.  If you are considering earlobe repair, Dr. Jones will meet with you to assess the condition of your lobes  … Read more

Earlobe Repair Surgery

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Whether you associate your ears with your facial appearance or not, the ears play a vital role in the symmetry and overall appearance of the face. The earlobes are prone to easily tearing and stretching because they do not have cartilage to help them keep their shape. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Mark Mitchell  … Read more

Ear Trauma/Cauliflower Ear Repair

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Cauliflower ear is a result of blunt trauma to the ear, often repeatedly during contact sports. Ear trauma can occur as a result of a car accident, fall, or other injury. While not all ear trauma results in the condition “cauliflower ear,” this can be a direct result from trauma to the head region. The  … Read more

Otoplasty

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Many people find that they are unhappy with the size or shape of their ears. It may begin in early childhood when they are teased because their ears are larger than normal and stick out, or adults may find that they go to great lengths to cover their ears with hairstyles, hats, or other accessories.  … Read more

Surgical Treatment For Large or Protruding Ears

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Large or protruding ears can be a source of embarrassment and psychological distress for children as well as their parents. There is nothing worse than watching your child being bullied as a result of something he or she cannot help. However, this is exactly what happens to many children who are born with protruding or  … Read more

Correcting Congenital Ear Deformities

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Congenital ear deformities are a problem that can be difficult for both children and their parents. Approximately 5% of the population has some type of ear malformation. Of the different types of ear malformation, protruding ear and external ear Microtia (little ear) are the two most frequently encountered in plastic surgery. While protruding ear is  … Read more