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Microtia Surgeon

What Should I Expect During My Consultation with Dr. Jones?

Dr. Jones will explain to parents the options available for microtia surgery. He will explain the degree of microtia present, review the patient’s test results, outline the treatment plan, and detail the surgical steps necessary for reconstructing the ear (see Microtia Treatment Options).

The Right Surgeon

Dr. Jones will take a significant amount of time to ensure that parents understand that the best type of doctor to handle microtia surgery is one who has complete mastery of plastic surgery skills (to delicately carve a mirror image ear out of human tissue) as well as a doctor who has working knowledge and understanding of the workings of the middle and inner ear, such as an E.N.T. (Ear, Nose & Throat specialist or Otolaryngology). Most doctors are specialized in one area of medicine but not the other. A parent’s best choice for microtia surgery is a doctor like Dr. Jones who is board certified in both plastic surgery and E.N.T. (Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties, not by an unofficial board of which there are many.)

Getting the Best Results

Choosing the right surgeon is very important because the first microtia surgery is your best chance to achieve the best result. Correcting a poorly reconstructed ear is much more difficult than creating one initially and will take better than the best surgeon to do so. Parents want someone who is not only experienced in creating the ear out of cartilage but someone who can do it quickly, efficiently and effectively. The aesthetic nature of plastic surgery combined with the technical skills necessary gives Dr. Jones’s microtia surgery patients a reconstructed ear that is a mirror image of the normal ear.

Questions Answered

At your consultation, Dr. Jones reviews the genetics, types of deformities present, hearing issues, surgical and non-surgical options, the mechanisms of the surgery, the stages of surgery, possible complications and what to expect. He reviews medical history, takes a physical exam, and analyzes the ear deformities at the time of the visit. Dr. Jones inquires about family history, patient’s general health, surgical history, allergies, current medication and any special medical problems. Dr. Jones will answer all of the parent and child’s concerns regarding microtia surgery and the necessary steps involved. He will also cover the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of ear reconstruction surgeries available and what method would suit your child best.

Be Prepared

Dr. Jones preferred method of ear reconstruction is the standard rib graft technique, which is a 4-step surgical process (see What Actually Happens During Microtia Surgery). Because this can take anywhere from 9 months to a year to complete the process, Dr. Jones likes to make sure parents and children are comfortable, educated and prepared for ear reconstruction.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones or for more information about any of our procedures. We look foward to hearing from 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.