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Microtia Reconstruction

What questions should I ask during my consultation?

Most parents have a lot of questions and concerns regarding microtia reconstruction surgery. Any parent would have concerns considering the length of the process and multiple surgeries necessary. However, it should be noted that with the standard rib graft technique, there are several distinct advantages over other types of microtia ear surgery.

Living Tissue

Firstly, the ear is created out of living tissue. Therefore, it is real and of a matching skin tone. It also adjusts to heat and cold, making it look more natural. The body will not reject or react adversely to its own tissue. It will grow with the child and there is no need to “build-up” or enlarge the ear ever. It also is more durable than a plastic ear, and won’t come off during sports activities or rough play. A plastic ear will need to be replaced as a child grows.

Pierced Ears

A rib graft technique ear can also usually be pierced. Many young girls wish to have their ears pierced and Dr. Jones can accommodate their wishes at the last stage of the surgery. While this is a relatively minor issue, it does help children feel more “normal.”

Microtia - a deformed ear - before surgery and after surgery


The rib graft technique is a microtia reconstruction method that has stood the test of time. Even patients who have had trauma associated with the reconstructed ear all healed without incident. These trauma incidents include severe blows from soccer kicks, baseballs and hockey pucks, insect bites and stings and even dog bites.

Improved Social Skills

Microtia reconstruction surgery has tremendous psychological and emotional benefit for patients. This benefit increases as the child enters school, begins adolescence and enters adulthood. By having surgery at a young age, most parents feel they are solving the emotional problems before it starts. Older children who have had the microtia reconstruction surgery are noted by their parents as becoming more outgoing, social, and willing to participate in sports and other activities. An improvement in grades for these children has also been noted by parents.

Please contact us today if you have any questions or would to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones.

Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.

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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.

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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.