Category: Ear Surgery


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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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

Ear Keloids

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Atlanta GA Plastic Surgeon for the Ears

As firm, rubbery nodules that form on the ear after a minor trauma such as ear piercing, Ear Keloids may appear on the earlobe or on the upper cartilage portion of the ear. With varying characteristics such as size and color, ear keloids can become painful, particularly when they are large in size and begin  … 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

Torn Earlobe Repair

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An earlobe can become damaged or torn due to excessive weight from jewelry or from trauma to the ear. While the ears are not a typical source of attention when it comes to the facial appearance, damage to the earlobe can cause a distraction and an imbalance to the face. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones of  … Read more