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Bilateral Ear Deformation, Bilateral Microtia

Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is a leading Microtia repair surgeon who carries extensive training and experience with bilateral ear deformation. Microtia is a common birth defect where the outer and middle ear structures are underdeveloped. Although it most often appears on just one side, microtia occurs in both ears in about ten percent of cases. You can trust Dr. Jones to treat your bilateral microtia using innovative techniques that produce the most natural, functional results.

Dr. Jones is dual board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ENT), which gives him the unique capability to carefully reconstruct the shape and form of the outer ear without compromising the workings of the inner ear. If you have a child with bilateral microtia or any other congenital ear deformity, you be confident that Dr. Jones has the expertise to restore both aesthetics and hearing in both ears using the most effective treatment options. Dr. Jones has made reputable contributions in the area of microtia repair, improving ear reconstruction standards to give patients a better surgical experience and an overall superior outcome.

What is Bilateral Ear Deformation?

When a congenital abnormality, such as microtia, affects both ears, it is called bilateral ear deformation. One of the most important concerns in bilateral deformation is the presence of hearing loss in both ears. In the case of bilateral microtia, the patient may need amplification with a bone-conduction hearing aid. Most children with microtia have normal inner ears, yet they lack a developed ear canal that helps sound travel. As both a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, Dr. Jones is able to treat bilateral deformities with careful adherence to the child’s hearing needs during ear reconstruction.

Dr. Jones often treats patients with bilateral microtia through a combination of surgical stages, which helps to decrease the amount of procedures needed to correct both ears. Dr. Jones integrates a parallel reconstruction of both ears, which minimizes any delays while not allowing the two reconstructions to interfere with one another. The second ear reconstruction can be started as early as six weeks after the first rib graft surgery has been completed. Two months after the latter Stage 1 (i.e. second ear rib graft) surgery, both ear lobes can be positioned simultaneously at one surgical setting. Then, after three months, the ear can be separated from the head (Stage 3), followed by the other side six weeks later (Stage 3 for the second ear). Depending on the case, Stage 4 is completed six weeks after Stage 3 for the first ear, and another six weeks later for the second ear. At certain cases, Stage 4 is not necessary. In conclusion, the time elapsed for completing bilateral microtia surgeries is about a year.

He provides the following advantages of using the rib graft technique to repair bilateral microtia:

  • Uses patient’s own natural tissue
  • Very safe
  • Less susceptible to infection
  • Life-long results, the new cartilaginous ear grows with the patient
  • Uses a technique that has been the standard of microtia surgery for decades
  • The chest incision can be very small (about 1 1/4″ long)
  • Has been the standard of microtia surgery for decades
  • Excellent results IN EXPERIENCED HANDS
  • The cartilaginous ear LASTS A LIFETIME

Contact our office in Atlanta today to learn more about Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones and his renowned bilateral microtia repair methods. He is a gentle surgeon with exceptional success in treating a wide range of congenital ear malformations. You can trust that Dr. Jones will take the time to fully understand your situation and carefully explain the treatment options available to you.

Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.

Our Patient Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Kizma Hampton

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!!!

Anne Jones

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.