How Much Would It Cost to Make an Ear Less Pointed Through Otoplasty?

I would like to know the price of getting one of my ears reshaped. It is pointed as shown in the picture. I hope to get it more rounded.

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Unilateral otoplasty for pointed ear.

Unilateral otoplasty for pointed ear s done with local anesthesia and costs $2500-3000. You need to wear a head wrap for several days after to protect your ear. 

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Costs for Otoplasty

The costs for otoplasty varies significantly around the country. Our cost for otoplasty ranges from $2500 to $5000 + MD Anesthesia Related Costs (if necessary). Your surgery may be on the lower end of the range. More expensive cities such as Los Angeles or New York or areas with fewer board certified plastic surgeons may be more expensive.

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Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
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How Much Would It Cost to Make an Ear Less Pointed Through Otoplasty?

This may cost $2000 on the low end.

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Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Repair of a Stahl's ear deformity

You have what is known as a  Stahl’s deformity occurs when the upper ear has an extra fold of cartilage, resulting in a pointed appearance.  It can be corrected by an excision of the extra cartilage and a reshaping of the remaining ear cartilage.  This can ususally be performed under local anesthesia using a field block.  A average cost for a unilateral repair would be in the $2,000 range.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Would It Cost to Make an Ear Less Pointed Through Otoplasty?

The surgery can be done in the office as an office procedure.  If the surgery involves only your right ear, the cost for the entire procedure would be $2,850.


John F. Reinisch, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

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