Cauliflower Ear Treatment

Your decision to get treatment for cauliflower ear can address health complications and ensure your ear is restored its natural cosmetic appearance. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is your most trusted source when it comes to cauliflower ear treatment and other deformities or ear trauma. Because cauliflower ear is an acquired defect that can goes beyond cosmetic concerns, you can benefit from the unique expertise that Dr. Jones carries. He is a reputable surgeon who is double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ENT). This specialized training gives him the advantage of carefully reconstructing the outer ear structure without compromising the workings of the inner ear.

Cauliflower ear is a traumatic ear deformity that is usually caused by blunt trauma. It involves a hematoma that cuts off blood supply to the ear and results in dying, shriveled up ear cartilage. Dr. Jones can prevent permanent damage to the cartilage by draining blood from the hematoma, treating any infection, and reducing inflammation in order to re-establish the connection of the skin to the underlying cartilage.

Causes and Symptoms of Cauliflower Ear

When the cartilage of the ear is injured by trauma or inflammation, the blood supply from the skin is disrupted, which produces a hematoma (large pocket of blood). As the injury begins to heal, the ear folds in on itself and creates a pale, shriveled or cauliflower appearance. Wrestlers and boxers are especially prone to this type of injury. Common symptoms of cauliflower ear include the following:

• Pain

• Swelling

• Bruising

• Deformity of the curvature of the ear, shriveled appearance

• Pale appearance of ear

More severe cauliflower cases can produce symptoms such as hearing loss, headaches, blurred vision and facial swelling. It is important to note that aggressive and prompt treatment for cauliflower ear is essential to prevent permanent deformity. If you have suffered a deformity, however, you can trust that Dr. Jones is qualified and equipped to handle your concerns with the most innovative cosmetic ear surgery techniques. He carries distinguished authority in treating all types of ear defects, including congenital malformations and those caused by trauma.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Mark Mitchell Jones, MD. We can fully evaluate your cauliflower ear and recommend a treatment plan that brings you the most natural and favorable results.