Pinna Deformities – Low Set Ears

If you have a child that was born with abnormally shaped ears, Dr. Mark Mitchell is your most trusted and qualified surgeon. Dr. Jones treats a full range of congenital ear anomalies, including pinna deformities, or low-set ears. He is uniquely equipped with dual board certifications in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ENT). Such extensive training and experience makes Dr. Jones a surgeon you can trust to carefully reconstruct the outer ear structure to its most natural form and shape, while still maintaining the inner ear function.

Pinna or Outer Ear Abnormalities

Pinna abnormalities and low-set ears are often diagnosed in newborns. This refers to an abnormal shape or position of the outer ear (pinna or auricle). The outer ear forms during fetal development at a time when other important organs are forming as well. It is common for low-set or abnormally shaped ears to also be associated with conditions such as Down syndrome and Turner syndrome.

Although this is a birth ear defect that does not usually impact hearing, many patients choose ear reconstruction for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Jones treats the following outer ear abnormalities with precision and expertise:

• abnormal folds in the pinna

• prominence of the ears

• low-set positioning

• abnormal rotation of the pinna

• absence of the pinna

By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jones of Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, he will take the time to fully understand your situation before recommending the best treatment options for you. You can expect Dr. Jones to carefully outline his treatment techniques for pinna deformity and suggest the most ideal time for surgery, which is typically between the ages of 5 and 6 years old. Dr. Jones has made significant contributions to ear reconstruction standards and he is distinguished for his expertise in Microtia repair.

Contact our office in Atlanta today to learn how we can restore natural form and function to ears that are abnormally shaped at birth.