How Much Does Earlobe Reduction Cost?

Just earlobe reduction, no other procedures

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Earlobe reduction surgery, costs?

In San Francisco, earlobe reduction surgery can be done as an office procedure. It costs $750 for one side, $1250 for both. It's easy to do and the recovery is quick.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of earlobe reduction

Prices vary, but in my office a typical fee is about $545.00. It's an in-office procedure under local anesthesia (a shot of numbing medicine). Of course, there are exceptions to this price depending on the specific nature of the correction, but this is a fairly typical quote we give patients.

All the best,


David C. Pearson, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe reduction

Earlobe reduction needs an artistic finesse. The usual cost is $1000. occasionally it is a procedure done in conjunction with a Face lift. One has to reattach the lobe correctly or the results will be a deformed ear lobe.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe reduction

Earlobe reduction can be necessary because of genetics or from wearing heavy earrings. I usually perform this in my office (only in the operating room when combined with other procedures). I charge $1000 when performed in my office. Although you might think this is a great amount of money, it's not a straight forward procedure.

To perform earlobe reduction correctly small flaps or carefully designed incisions must made. If this is done incorrectly abnormal pulling or scarring can occur resulting in a poor cosmetic outcome.

Earlobe reduction costs vary

Earlobe Reduction is becoming a much more common procedure. The majority can be done in the office with just local anesthesia. However, there are circumstances that would require a more involved approach, especially if the problem is the result of a previous facelift. Therefore, although the majority are relatively inexpensive, the cost for this procedure can be quite varied.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe reduction

In the New York City area I believe this procedure cost around $500 to $1000.
Geographic location will alter this pricing. Good Luck.

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ear lobe reconstruction

  • Ear Lobe surgery cost varies significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or Facial Plastic Surgeon you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include:

  • 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.
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Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Earlobe reduction cost

The average cost for cosmetic ear surgery in Toronto, Ontario, is from $6000 to $8000. Some variables that are considered to determine cost include the surgeon fees, anesthesia/anesthesiologist fees, technique applied, and surgical facility.

Earlobe Reduction: $500-$1000

It’s not unusual for patients to develop elongated, saggy large earlobes as a result of the aging process.  These earlobe changes adversely impact facial aesthetics and for this reason patients frequently request surgical correction.

When earlobe reduction is performed as an isolated procedure it usually cost between $500 and a $1000. Satisfaction rates are high with this procedure and complications rates are low.

Ear lobe reduction surgery is performed under local anesthesia.

Some people are born with ear lobes that are more projected and larger in relation to the rest of their ear.  There are also people whose ear lobes enlarge with age.  The procedure in both cases is very similar.  The healing time is one week.  The scar is placed in a place that will eventually fade and be inconspicuous.

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