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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones Responds to Parent’s Need for Information with Microtia Guide

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones announces a new 10-page Microtia Guide on his Atlanta Ear website. This guide answers many of the questions parents have regarding microtia, ear reconstruction methods and surgery.

Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is an Atlanta based plastic surgeon that devotes a large portion of his practice to correcting congenital deformities like prominent ears and microtia. He is a nationally recognized speaker, and has also developed several surgical enhancements to ear reconstruction surgery.

“Everyday I speak with parents of children born with these congenital defects and I’ve found that there isn’t a lot of clear, concise information available all in one place. Parents struggle to understand what the options are for their children. I wanted to provide a guide that gives straightforward information about all the alternatives in ear reconstruction available today,” said Dr. Jones.

Microtia is a common birth defect where the outer and middle ear does not develop fully. The literal meaning of Microtia comes from the Latin words micro and otia, or “little ear”. Microtia patients do not have a normal external ear, but have a small protrusion or nub where the ear should be.

Parents of children born with this deformity are anxious for as much information as possible on the subject. The “Microtia Guide” created by Dr. Jones gives parents information ranging from the “Causes of Microtia” to ”What to Expect during a Consultation” to explaining “How is Reconstruction Performed?”

Dr. Jones unique combination of training and expertise make him a nationally recognized authority on Microtia and ear reconstruction. Dr. Jones is dual certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ENT or ear, nose & throat). This specialized training gives him the ability to perform delicate ear reconstruction while not compromising the workings of the middle ear.

Other areas that Dr. Jones has included in the guide are “Microtia & Hearing”, “Microtia-Atresia” as well as “Surgery Costs”, “Preparing for Surgery”, “Recovery Information” and “Treatment Options”. By detailing information on each of these subjects Dr. Jones hopes to give parents critical information when they are an early stage of the process.

“I believe that by educating my patients, I’m giving them the confidence to make important decisions regarding the future of their child. Having this information, all in one place, clearly explained, allows parents to consider all the options available and weigh the pros and cons of each procedure,” said Dr. Jones.

Dr. Jones also believes that choosing the right doctor the first time is crucial because the first microtia repair surgery attempt is your best chance to achieve the best results. Parents need a surgeon who is not only experienced in carving out the cartilage and designing the ear, but someone who can do it effectively in a timely manner.

The number one concern of parents of children with microtia is their child’s hearing. Dr. Jones, as an otolaryngologist (E.N.T.) as well as a plastic surgeon has the unique skill set of creating an aesthetically pleasing ear while not hindering the workings of the middle ear or obstructing the future work of an otologist. Many otologists will not open the middle ear for hearing if the outer ear has been made of synthetic material. Dr. Jones uses only the patient’s own tissue which decreases the short- and the long-term complications.

“Working with these children and the satisfaction of their parents, makes the challenging and demanding work of ear reconstruction an amazing job for me. I received the best hugs, the cutest thank you notes and stories about their new ears. I continue to strive to come up with new and better innovations and techniques to improve the lives of these families,” explained Dr. Jones.

About Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia after obtaining a bachelors degree from Emory in Chemistry and Pre-Med. He attended the University of Canterbury in New Zealand for Medical Business Administration and Oxford University in England where he obtained additional Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees Medical Physiology and Research. Dr. Jones returned to the U.S. and did his residency at Johns Hopkins University in ENT and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Jones completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Plastic Surgery in Paris, France and completed a second residency in plastic surgery at Stanford University.

This article is available in full in the PRWeb archives at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/5/prweb8438858.htm

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Dr. Jones is the BEST!!! The staff is also great too. They are always friendly and welcoming. I am so happy that I chose him. I had liposuction and a tummy tuck done. I am amazed at my new body. I chose him because of his experience and he is the best plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Ga. My surgery experience was great I love the no drain technique that he does. I feel confident and beautiful. And my new look is wonderful and I couldn't be happier. And it feels great to get compliments from my family and friends because they love my new look as well!!!

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Why did I look sad when I was not? When I saw my “normal” facial expression in the mirror, it just looked worn out. I did not like it for I did not feel like that on the inside! Dr. Jones changed it! After Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones did my eye lid surgery, I feel great about seeing myself in the mirror again. None of that loopy, tired look anymore! My only regret: I should have done this earlier. Creams do nothing to remove the wrinkles and the sagging eyelids that accompany getting into my late 40s. I feel refreshed in the face, and it affects my inside every time I look in the mirror or see a photo of myself. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones did a fabulous job. He did not go overboard, he did it just right. He had the expert touch from the beginning to the end. Trusting my doctor is most important to me, and if I do this surgery again in ten years, I will just let him decide what can be done to achieve a more refreshed, happier look. It pays to let experience bear. It is my face. No scars. No sagging eyelids. Even the wrinkles around my eyes went away. Thank you, Dr. Jones and your wonderful staff.

Deidre Bagley

The BEST decision I have ever made! Dr. Jones' bedside manner is remarkable, his staff is caring and made me feel individualized. I didn't want a factory line breast augmentation, so I researched surgeons and Jones stood out above the rest due to his expertise, study, knowledge, and specialized techniques. And that is what I wanted when I came to my body. My desired results were achieved with my health being priority. Surgery and recovery went without a hitch. Friends and family, some who have had the same procedure themselves, call his work exceptional!!

Bruce Moyer

First I want to say what a great group of assistants Dr.Jones has working for him. They are professional, efficient and organized. All of them are nice and will work closely with your schedule. As for Dr. Mark Jones you can find a better doctor he is "Magical" when it comes to surgery. I'm in my third stage of microtia and every surgery he's calm and reassuring that everything will turn out. He does what he says he going to do, and accurate on what the turnout will be. If I had to go through this again I wouldn't go to anyone else. Thank you Dr. Mark Jones.

Natalie Kramer

Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is an incredible doctor! Not only is he highly credible with extensive knowledge in the field, he has great bedside manner. He and his staff made me feel calm and prepared for my surgery and answered all questions I had. I am so happy I chose Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialist to fix my nose, they did an incredible job and I have never felt better or more confident.

Celeste Temple

As a patient it's a fantastic experience. I'm so thrilled with my results and recovery was a breeze. I feel that his technique and his kind nature sets him apart from other surgeons. The outcome exceeded my expectations. As an employee I'm beyond grateful to be able to work for such a considerate, experienced physician.

Deigh Frost

My experience with Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists was really great. I liked Dr. Jones from the minute I met him. He answered all my questions and took any time necessary to explain everything to me about surgery options. He is friendly and professional and he and his staff made me feel at ease immediately. Surgery was a success and I am thrilled. I would recommend Dr. Mark Jones and his staff to anyone.

Amanda Sweeney

Working with Dr. Jones is truly a pleasure. It is a noticeable difference how much he cares for each individual patient, taking time to listen to their questions, concerns, and goals. His experience is unmatched and he helps each patient create a treatment plan that matches their desired outcomes.