I was wondering if the size of the gauge would make a difference in the price? I'm currently waiting on my ears to heal so I can ship off to basic and I want to get it done ASAP. I stopped at a 2G which is considered the point of no return but they have healed back to a 10G and aren't that visible but my recruiter informed that if there is any light showing through them I won't be eligible. So how much does it roughly cost?
How Much Does It Cost to Have Gauged Ears Fixed?
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Surgery to close stretched ear lobes
In this case, size does matter.
Smaller gauging is simpler to repair and therefore costs less. Pricing also varies depending upon which part of the country you live in.
Here in Richmond, Va. our pricing starts at $200 per ear for simple linear tears and goes up to $450 per ear for larger gauging repair.
The procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia. I use dissolvable sutures and do not use dressings so patients can get back to their lives right away.
I hope you find a good surgeon in your area who can help. Best wishes
Gauged ear repair
I usually charge $850-1200 but you can certainly find someone to do a simple closure for around $350-500 but is unlikely to offer an aesthetic result.
All the best,
Rian A. Maercks M.D.
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Recently, I have seen several patients who want to have gauged earlobes repaired so that they can be eligible for military service or another job. Here is my advice.:
1. Remove the gauges and let the holes shrink down for at least a month.
2. Once the hole stops getting smaller, consult with a board certified PS.
3. The size of the defect (hole) will likely make a difference in the price of the repair. The more complex the repair and the more time it takes, the more it will cost.
4. Our average price for repairing two gauged ears under local anesthesia is about $1000.
There is a nice example of a before and after photo of a gauged earlobe repair in the photo gallery on my website at drweider.com.
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Earlobe repair costs, on average, $750 per ear, although this is subject to variation depending upon the size of the defect and any other complicating factors. I normally discount bilateral ear repairs. If a patient has more than one laceration in the same ear which requires repair, generally, this would require two procedures about eight weeks apart to produce the best possible result. This procedure is performed in my accredited operating room under local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes.
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