How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?

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How much does otoplasty cost?

Costs for an otoplasty will certainly vary depending on your location. Things to factor in for the procedure standpoint will be the facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, other fees (e.g., surgical garment, etc.).   A range in price ~$3000-6000 is not unreasonable. $3-5K would be a reasonable cost on average. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you in determining which procedure(s) would be the right one for you. Cost also depends on the complexity of your case and how much work would need to be done to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing result for you. Good luck!


Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of an Otoplasty

The proper procedure is a complex decision process determined based on your desires, anatomy, practicality, previous injuries, etc. This is usually determined at the time of the initial consultation but may need to be adjusted intra-operatively.

Surgery is anywhere from 1-2 hours and is performed on an outpatient basis.

We generally recommend that you take a week off work during which you will wear a continuous compressive dressing to maintain the positioning of the ears. After the week you must avoid strenuous physical activity for three weeks and wear a head band type dressing over the ears while you sleep for the following two weeks. Certain other splints/dressings may be required during the first 1-3 weeks. Contact sports must be avoided for 3 months.

The surgery can be done in several different places (hospital, office surgical suite, or surgicenter) and the prices vary accordingly with the last being the most affordable.

Although I understand your desire to obtain the price; I can't give you a fixed price for several reasons. Prices depend on:
Extent of the procedure and need for graft/implant materials
Do you want it performed in an office, surgicenter or in a hospital setting?
Do you want a nurse, a surgeon, or a credentialed anesthesiologist to perform anesthesia?
Do you want me to provide you with dressings & garments or do you want to buy them?
Insurance coverage; functional portions may be covered, cosmetic portion will not be covered)
Depending on these factors otoplasty can range anywhere from $4000 up to $10,000. Think about it and make the right choice. For your information our typical cost currently averages about $4500 which includes surgeon's fees (accredited outpatient surgicenter, certified anesthesiologists, and initial dressings). Many other options are available and prices do vary accordingly.

We use financing through a lending institution. Your rate depends upon your credit rating and generally averages about 14.9%. We will provide you with the contact following consultation. Arrangements for the financing are carried out exclusively between you and the finance company. Your terms of payment can be flexible. However, we do expect you to pay prior to scheduling surgery.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Otoplasty price range

Our costs in the Jacksonville area are approximately 3500 dollars for the procedure and are slightly more when anesthesia is required. Costs in other areas can vary significantly. 

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?

Otoplasty literally means changing the shape of the ear.There are a number of ear issues where the term "otoplasty" applies.The most common is prominent or protuberant ears.This is an operation with a long surgical history dating back 100's of years to India, and then Great Britain in the early 20th century. There are generally four main issues that must be addressed to create individually natural looking looking ears with optimal symmetry:1. Prominent  cartilage in the bowl of the ear(behind the ear canal)2. Prominent attachment of the ear to the skull3. Loss of one or more coils of the ear that help bend the ear back4. Prominent earlobe
A combination of cartilage shaping and suturing techniques are used to reshape the ears; little or no cartilage removal is required and no skin should be excised. It's a life changer.......The cost is roughly $5-6000.
Hope this helps

Andrew Kornstein, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Otoplasty

The typical cost for otoplasty will range from $3000-$5000 depending on the area. The surgery takes 1-2 hours under light sedation. You will need about a week off from work and 2-3 weeks before any heavy physical activity is allowed. The procedure is not painful. 

Kyle S. Choe, MD
Virginia Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Cost of Otoplasty

Thank you for your question. The price of this procedure depends on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve the ideal results. Generally, you can see prices from $4500 to $5000. Best of luck!

Dhaval M Patel 
Double board certified
Plastic surgeon
Hoffman Estates
Barrington
Oakbrook 
Chicago

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Otoplasty Cost

Thank you for your inquiry. Sometimes during the body’s development, the ears grow to be too large or prominent in relation to the rest of the head. This often results in self-consciousness and embarrassment for both children and adults alike. Otoplasty (surgery of the ears) is mostly done to set prominent ears closer to the head. Prominent ears are usually a genetically inherited problem with the ears protruding too far from the head. The fee I charge at my private clinic in Laval / Montreal is between  $3000-$4000. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to making any decisions. Best of luck to you, 

Otoplasty Cost

The cost of otoplasty surgery varies. Our practice The Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas, the cost for otoplasty starts at $5000 which includes the surgeon fee, facility fee, supplies and anesthesia fee.

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Otoplasty cost,

Hello and thanks for this excellent question.
The cost of the surgery is typically around 4.5 to 5k. This includes the surgeon fee, Operating room fee and anesthesiology fee. 
The fee depends the extent, and the degree of correction that is needed.
I would suggest that you go to a consultations with a board certified plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or facial plastic surgeon.
During the consultation, you can discuss your concerns, answer questions and together work to build the surgical plan that will help you achieve your overall desired look.
You should meet a surgeon who has a great reputation and passion for this artistic and rewarding procedure. During the consultation, a digital photography can be used to show you what can and can not be accomplished.

Best wishes,
Dr Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of Otoplasty

Otoplasty in Canada can range depending on if one ear is being corrected or both or just a portion of the ear. Generally Otoplasty  costs between $2500- $4500. The best option is to schedule a consultation so that a customized quote can be made for you.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

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