I used to have size 0 plugs about 4-5 years ago. I have taken them out and the holes remain which are shown in the picture. I am looking to start my career and would hate to have this affect any interview I go on. how much would this cost me to have fixed? i reside in the Torrance(los angeles) area.
How Much to Have Earlobe Hole Closed?
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Ear lobe reconstruction cost
1. Location - Most procedures will be performed in a doctor’s office where costs can be contained. If not will it be performed in a hospital or an independent out- patient facility? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA.
2. Type of Anesthesia – local anesthesia is typical and less costly. If IV sedation or General Anesthesia is used: Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used?
3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc.
Cost to close earlobes
Geographic costs and names of experienced doctors can be found on Real Self or the websites for the American Society of plastic surgeons for the American Society of aesthetic plastic surgery
Procedure to fix ear lobe hole
It is not uncommon for a patient to seek repair of an earlobe hole especially in the situation that you are in . We commonly repair this problem as an office based procedure under local anesthesia. It is some times possible to only excise the hole and then repair the front and back of the earlobe. If there is any distortion of the lobe then sometimes a more extensive procedure is necessary.
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Repair of Damaged Ear Lobes
We commonly repair gauge holes and torn holes in the ear lobe. We fix these in the office so their is no anesthesia fee. Prices start around $300 but goes up depending on the size of the hole and complexity of the situation. Find someone you trust and with a significant amount of experience. Good luck!
The cost should be around 500-2500 depending on who you go to
Ear closing costs
Earring hole closure depends on the size of the hole, etc.
Earring hole closure depends on the size of the hole, etc. If you are not going to wear earrings again, then the closure is about $500. For larger holes the cost goes up dramatically if the person wants to wear earrings.
Closing ear piercings?
Thank you for the question and pictures.
Closing ear piercings is a very commonly performed procedure done under local anesthesia with no recovery time.
Generally, this procedure costs $500-1000 depending on the situation. Like any other procedure, the skill and experience level of the surgeon is important and complications may arise-seek consultation with a well-trained board-certified plastic surgeon.
Cost for closing ear lobe holes can vary
Depending on who you go to, repairing ear lobe holes can cost $300 per hole and up. If you have it done in a dermatologist's office, under local anesthetic, it will cost much less than if you have it done in a surgery center. Typically dermatologist's are less expensive as we do multiple small procedures like this all day long but that may not always be the case. For holes such as yours that are not too large and are not torn through the bottom of the earlobe, we typically charge $350 per side. For larger holes that have deformed the earlobe and torn earlobes, it can cost more. The costs can also vary depending on where in the country you reside. In the LA area it may cost more than in a suburb or rural area, due to higher overhead costs for the physician.
Just make sure you go to someone with a lot of experience repairing earlobes, not just any dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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