Category: Ear Surgery


When Gauged Ears No Longer Suit Your Style

Posted on the behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones,
Gauged Ear Repair

Earlobe stretching is by no means new. In some cultures, stretched earlobes are a thing of beauty and have important symbolic meaning. For example, the Maasai of East Africa use stone, bones and wood to stretch their earlobes. In this culture, the earlobes are adorned with beaded earrings and are seen as symbols of respect  … Read more

Otoplasty: Cosmetic Change for Ears

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Ear After Reconstructive Surgery Atlanta, GA

There are celebrities who wear large ears or oddly shaped ears well. These features are part of their charm; however, if you are one of the many people who are not charmed by the way your ears look, you may be considering otoplasty. There are some things you should know before you take the plunge.  … Read more

Ear Reconstruction

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Ear After Reconstructive Surgery Atlanta, GA

When an ear has been damaged by trauma, cancer or if it has been misshapen from a congenital defect, ear reconstruction is a specialized surgical technique to rebuild and repair it. From microtia repair to otoplasty and other ear defects, Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is a leading authority in reconstruction of the ear, with unsurpassed skill  … Read more

Ear Damage And Reconstruction

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Ear After Reconstructive Surgery Atlanta, GA

Whether through blunt force trauma or a laceration from an occupational or sports injury, there are multiple causes for outer ear damage, some of which extend to the middle and inner ear. Even so, when the delicate structure of the outer, or visible portion of the ear is damaged, cosmetic surgery is often needed to  … Read more

Ear Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

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Up Close Pic of Repaired Earlobe Atlanta GA

While ear deformities may be present at birth, they can also develop as a result of trauma to the ear, particularly following accidents, burns, bites or accidental amputation. Given the delicate nature of the ear and its structure, ear reconstruction surgery is one of the biggest challenges in plastic surgery, as noted in a study  … 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 Reconstruction and the Rib Graft Technique

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Woman Showing Ear After Microtia Surgery Atlanta

For more than 40 years, surgeons have used rib cartilage to construct an ear framework as part of a microtia reconstruction procedure. Surgery is typically performed when there is ample cartilage available to create an adult-sized ear. While the surgery is invasive, requiring between two and four operations, Cedars-Sinai explains that this technique remains a  … 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

Cauliflower Ear

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before and after Cauliflower Ear plastic surgery

Typically caused by blunt force trauma that injures the cartilage of the ear, cauliflower ear is a result of a disruption in blood supply (separating the skin from the cartilage), which forms a large hematoma or pocket of blood. As reported by MedicineNet, when the injury to the ear begins to heal, it can shrivel  … 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