How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost?

What kind of prices can I expect for ear lobe repair surgery?

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Ear lobe repair cost in Atlanta

Ear lobe repair is in most cases a straightforward repair that can be performed in the office in less than 20 minutes under local anesthesia.  The cost of the repair depends on your geographic location, the extent of the repair, and the experience and education of the plastic surgeon.  This can range from $350-$500 for one side; typically, the second side is discounted if it is performed at the same time. 

Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe Repair

We charge about $350 to repair one split earlobe.  If the defect is more complex, the repair would cost more.  The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia.  The fee for repair of two split earlobes would be $500-$600.  

Laurence Weider, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe repair: $500 for one, $750 for both

Earrings which are too heavy, and accidental tears are the 2 most common reasons a person will need an earlobe repair.  Approximately 6 weeks after surgery, we will re-pierce the earlobe, but a bit away from the original opening.

Tobi B. Richman-Steinhardt, MD
Boca Raton Dermatologic Surgeon
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Earlobe repair cost

The cost for cosmetic procedures varies depending on geographic area and expertise of the surgeon. For earlobe repair, cost is also dependent on the scope of the surgery including whether it is unilateral or bilateral. The cost is generally $750 to $1000 per ear.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe repair prices

Ear lobe repair is one of the most common office procedures and plastic surgery. In our practice, we routinely performed the surgery under local anesthesia. We used a technique that employs a transposition of a small tissue flap completely around the earlobe piercing. This will provide additional support for the earring so that the weight of the earring does not tear through the delicate scar tissue in the lower portion of the ear.

Pat Pazmino, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Torn Earlobe Repair Cost

Cosmetic surgery is elective, so insurance plans generally don't cover the procedure. However, there may be exceptions. Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine which includes both reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures. Torn ear lobe is usually considered cosmetic, but coverage varies and could possibly be considered reconstructive based on your specific condition. First speak with your insurance provider to determine benefits and coverage, then find a cosmetic surgeon who may help you. Out-of-pocket cost of torn ear lobe repair varies based on region, and ranges from approximately $500 to $1500. Best of luck.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe repair

Ear lobe repair can cost between $350 to $700 dollars depending on the complexity of it. The detail in the correction is very important so that you should see someone with experience in doing this surgery.

Good luck!

Carlos Wolf, MD
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fixing torn earlobes

Torn earlobes can be repaired in the office under local anesthesia for about $400 for one earlobe and $650 for two.  The sutures are removed 5-7 later and the scarring is very minimal.  I would wait 3 months before piercing the ears again to help lower the risk of infection. 

Earlobe repair cost

We charge $400 for an earlobe repair. If the tear is more complicated, such as a very large hole after a gauge, then the cost may be higher.

$400-$600, but check with insurance first

A reasonable cost for an earlobe repair is $400-$600. However, you should inquire with your insurance company to see if this type of procedure might be covered. If that’s the case, you’ll only have to deal with the copayment. Not all plastic surgeons will clarify that you have that option.

Paul L. Leong, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Facial Plastic Surgeon
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