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How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in or Around Massachusetts?

Just (?) ear pinning. and if I would also like to make them a smaller size, would it be any problem to have them pinned now and put off the reshaping until I have more money? or is it better to have it all done at the same time?

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How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in or Around Massachusetts?

Thanks for the question. When it comes to costs of surgery, there may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider… are some of the potential variables involved. You will find some average costs of surgery on this website and on individual plastic surgeons' websites as well.

In regards to outcome of the planned procedure, more important than costs of the procedures will be careful selection of your plastic surgeon. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to SEE lots of examples of their work AND preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done.
Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

I would also suggest that you do not base your selection of plastic surgeon primarily on costs of surgery; keep in mind that revisionary surgery may be more costly in many ways. Best wishes.

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in or Around Massachusetts?

Ear pinning may cost $3000 on the low end.

Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of facial and ear correction surgeries each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA


I do not have my fee schedule in front of me, but as I recall the surgeon's fee is about $4000 - $4500. The surgery takes about 2 to 2.5 hours. It makes no sense to break this into a two staged procedure; the result will not be as good. I have done many of these operations over the years. I have added a link below.

Stuart H. Bentkover, MD
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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