How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost on the East Coast?

If not split all the way, how much would it cost to have earlobe repair surgery in the East Coast (NJ, NY, Philly)?

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Cost for earlobe repair on the east coast

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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

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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A very simple repair should be around $450. The more complicated repairs run from $650-$1,500 especially if there are multiple splits

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Earlobe Repair Cost Factors Dependent Location

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Earlobe Repair Cost Factors
Of course the complexity and extent of the earlobe deformity correction will be the major factor  guiding the price. For example fixing an enlarged piercing would only be 2-3 hundred dollars but a severely stretched earlobe, one that requires a major reduction, completely torn ear lobe or congenital deformity will all require different complexities of repair. Local Anesthesia is typically used but IV sedation could be used but costs more as a certified surgery center would be utilized. These type of repairs which would range approximately from approximately $500 - $1500 surgeon's fees for Orange County, California and would probably be about the same or perhaps a bit less on the East Coast

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Earlobe Repair

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Thank you for the question.

I would suggest checking with the American Society of plastic Surgeons for well-qualified plastic surgeons in your area.   During your consultation asked to see examples of the surgeons work.

Generally, earlobe  repair is a relatively simple procedure done under local anesthesia with minimal recovery. Costs vary from  practice to practice ($500-$1000  in our practice).

I hope this helps.

Earlobe repairs and prices

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the price can be as low as $350 for a simple repair.  Simple repairs tend to recur.  I only perform 'two-flap' repairs which interposes multiple layers of healthy tissue to make the repair recurrence resistant.  My fees are $850-1200.


All the best,


Rian A. Maercks M.D.


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in our area 350-500 per ear is the going rate. it can be done in office under local anesthesia so you could return right back to work  GL

Michael K. Kim, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon

Earlobe repair cost highly variable

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Earlobe repair cost is highly variable.  Since most ear lobe procedures are simple and can be performed under local anesthesia with a minimal of materials, the cost should be relatively low compared to other cosmetic procedures.

Chen Lee, MD
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

How Much Does Earlobe Repair Cost on the East Coast?

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Should be between 300-400 $ per an earlobe. It is a pretty straight forward procedure in most cases. That should include the new piercing after the lobe heals!

Good Luck

Split earlobe repair

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Repairing an incomplete or completely split earlobe is generally a simple procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia in an office setting.  The edges of the split earlobe are cut and removed so that the raw tissue can be brought together to heal properly.  Patients with stretched earlobes due to age or the use of large gauge earrings may present more of a challenge than a simple split earlobe repair and these situations must be addressed individually.  Still, they can generally be repaired under local anesthesia in the office as well.  The cost of repairing a split earlobe varies from doctor to doctor.

Edwin C. Pound, III, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Earlobe reconstruction varies widely among areas of the country

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In general it will cost you somewhere between 500-5000 depending on who you go to and where. It doesn't mean that if you spend more you are going to get a better result.  But sometimes, you do get what you pay for. When the costs are higher you are going to have to see if the surgeon is going to really put in the effort to give you the best result.  You should see if this will cover all of the post procedure follow ups etc and other costs.  Let’s say that you need further additional work to make the result better. Most surgeons, in this case, will charge you the cost of doing the procedure but waive the surgeon fee within the first 6 months to a year.  For just a torn earlobe the pricing should be below 5000 and closer to 1-3000.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

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