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How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?
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Otoplasty price range
Our costs in the Jacksonville area are approximately 3500 dollars for the procedure and are slightly more when anesthesia is required. Costs in other areas can vary significantly.
Cost of otoplasty varies. In our practice the cost for both ears is $5075 which includes the surgeon fee, the operating room fee, and anesthesia fee.
Cost of an Otoplasty
The proper procedure is a complex decision process determined based on your desires, anatomy, practicality, previous injuries, etc. This is usually determined at the time of the initial consultation but may need to be adjusted intra-operatively.
Surgery is anywhere from 1-2 hours and is performed on an outpatient basis.
We generally recommend that you take a week off work during which you will wear a continuous compressive dressing to maintain the positioning of the ears. After the week you must avoid strenuous physical activity for three weeks and wear a head band type dressing over the ears while you sleep for the following two weeks. Certain other splints/dressings may be required during the first 1-3 weeks. Contact sports must be avoided for 3 months.
The surgery can be done in several different places (hospital, office surgical suite, or surgicenter) and the prices vary accordingly with the last being the most affordable.
Although I understand your desire to obtain the price; I can't give you a fixed price for several reasons. Prices depend on:
Extent of the procedure and need for graft/implant materials
Do you want it performed in an office, surgicenter or in a hospital setting?
Do you want a nurse, a surgeon, or a credentialed anesthesiologist to perform anesthesia?
Do you want me to provide you with dressings & garments or do you want to buy them?
Insurance coverage; functional portions may be covered, cosmetic portion will not be covered)
Depending on these factors otoplasty can range anywhere from $4000 up to $10,000. Think about it and make the right choice. For your information our typical cost currently averages about $4500 which includes surgeon's fees (accredited outpatient surgicenter, certified anesthesiologists, and initial dressings). Many other options are available and prices do vary accordingly.
We use financing through a lending institution. Your rate depends upon your credit rating and generally averages about 14.9%. We will provide you with the contact following consultation. Arrangements for the financing are carried out exclusively between you and the finance company. Your terms of payment can be flexible. However, we do expect you to pay prior to scheduling surgery.
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An office-based procedure offers significant savings in terms of anesthesia and facility fees, and can run from 2500-4500 dollars.
If an operating room and general anesthesia are needed, these fees run between 1500-3000 dollars.
I recommend being evaluated by a plastic surgeon to obtain an individualized quote that would be more useful to you - good luck in your search!
How much does otoplasty cost?
Otoplasty in Midwest, US: $3500-$4000
The cost of otoplasty surgery varies significantly and is dependent upon a multitude of variables. It’s important to understand these variables and how they contribute to any fee quote that you may receive. For instance, does the fee quote include the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesia charges or just the surgeon’s fee? Does the fee quote include local or general anesthesia? These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered before proceeding.
It’s important to make sure that your fee quote includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia charges and pre and post-operative care. Generally, surgeons who operate in dedicated outpatient cosmetic surgery facilities are able to offer lower facility fees than those who operate in hospital based practices. The surgeon’s fee can vary as well depending on regional differences and levels of local competition. Anesthesia fees can vary and this may be related to the use of a nurse anesthetist verses a physician anesthesiologist. Also the type of anesthesia may contribute to fee differences. General anesthesia is more expensive than local anesthesia.
When all of these variables are considered, fees in the Midwestern United States range from $3500 to $4000. It’s important to remember that although price is an important component of your decision, it’s not the only consideration. It’s also important to be comfortable with your surgeons experience and reputation.