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How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?
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Cost of Otoplasty
Dhaval M Patel
Double board certified
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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.
Cost of Otoplasty
How much does otoplasty cost?
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.
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.
I appreciate your question.
Cost varies by geographic location, surgeon expertise, OR time, anesthesia, length of procedure etc. I would recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery and who is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery. You can call their offices in advance and ask for quotes prior to scheduling consultations.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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