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 ears are often more susceptible to injury during accidents because of their projection from the head. In some cases, the ear(s) can be severely damaged or even lost, resulting in the need for reconstruction and restoration. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones of Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists is recognized as a national leader when it comes to ear reconstructive surgery, and he has performed over 500 ear surgery procedures.
Cauliflower ear is the condition in which the ear becomes extremely damaged and misshapen due to blunt trauma. Many athletes who participate in highly physical contact sports (such as boxing) are often those who are most affected by this ear condition. However, blunt trauma from a car accident, a fall, or a head injury can also cause cauliflower ear. This condition is not only an unsightly condition, but it can be painful and can cause serious complications. Blood clots, hematomas, infection, and hearing loss are all serious side effects of cauliflower ear, and these symptoms – which can also be caused by other serious ear trauma – must be treated by a doctor who is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to ear reconstruction.
Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is a proven leader when it comes to plastic surgery procedures. He is double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ENT), which gives him the necessary knowledge of specific repairs regarding the face and ears. If you or one of your children has suffered ear trauma, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists today. Dr. Jones takes great care to correct ear trauma, and he leads his compassionate team with a concentration on gentleness and sensitivity.