Ear Pits

For trusted expertise in treating congenital ear deformities, choose Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones. He carries dual board certifications in plastic surgery and ENT, which equips him to handle both mild and severe congenital ear abnormalities with utmost precision and care. For patients who have ear pits, you can trust that Dr. Jones is not only knowledgeable and experienced in his field, but he carries the personalized, gentle approach you deserve. When you choose us for your ear surgery in Atlanta, we take extra measures to ensure patients and parents fully understand their treatment process as well as the expected cost and recovery time.

What are Preauricular Ear Pit Anomalies?

Preauricular ear pits are benign congenital anomalies located near the front of the ear. This location marks the entrance to a sinus tract that may travel under the skin near the ear cartilage. A preauricular sinus or preauricular pit occurs as a result of faulty fusion in the development of the ear during fetal development. Unfortunately, ear pit defects are often accompanied by other congenital abnormalities.

Dr. Jones uses careful excision to remove an ear pit, restoring its proper form and preventing future complications. As a skilled surgeon with expertise in both the outer ear structure and otolaryngology, Dr. Jones is able perform excisional techniques that eliminate the risk of damaging the facial nerve or compromising the inner workings of the ear. The risk of not treating a preauricular ear pit is infection. Signs of a blocked and infected ear pit are redness, swelling, pus discharge and pain.

Please contact our office today to learn more about the advanced ear reconstruction methods that Dr. Jones uses to help patients achieve a natural, confident look after ear deformities. He will listen closely to your specific concerns and desired goals before recommending the best treatment options for you.