Trying to find someone to add a stitch or two to my earlobes as they have torn over the years. What would the cost be? (photo)

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Earlobe surgery

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Thanks for your inquiry. Earlobe correction is a very common surgery that is performed regularly by plastic surgeons everywhere. It should be easy for you to find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. The surgery can be done under local anesthesia. The average fees vary between $500-$1500 (depending on the severity of the split) Best of Luck!!

Ear Lobe Repair Costs

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Thanks for your question!  I recommend a simple Google search in your area to find a provider that repairs ear lobes.  Depending on where you live, it can range from $400-$1,000.  Be sure to call around to various offices to compare pricing. Best of luck to you!

Earlobe repair

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Earlobe repair is a very common procedure. Frequently, we have patients who will have the procedure done the same day as the consultation. Typically, the cost is between $450-850 per earlobe, depending on the severity and the length of the procedure.You may be able to find a doctor who will do this under insurance but i am not aware of any.The length of time the ears have been gauged should have no effect on the procedure. As long as the tissue is no longer irritated or inflamed, there is no reason not to give it a try. Gauged ears are sometimes more difficult than some other earlobe repairs since the tissue is so over stretched, but we are still able to create a natural looking earlobe. You can get your ear re pierced about 6 weeks after and should be included in the pricing. Shop around in your area and see if you can find a plastic surgeon in your budget

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Trying to find someone to add a stitch or two to my earlobes as they have torn over the years. What would the cost be? (photo)

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It varies typically on the amount of time required to fix the defect.  The supplies for even attempting to repair are fixed such as local anesthesia suture gloves drapes etc so very small vs very very small really sometimes doesn't make a difference.

In Canada likely $4-800 for earlobe repairs is typical,

Best Regards,
Dr Quinton Chivers

Earlobe repair

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Seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon as pricing varies from surgeon to surgeon. Price can range from $400-$800. You will be able to re-pierce your ears 2 months after you have the earlobe repair done. Good luck, Dean Vistnes.

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San Francisco Bay Area

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Earlobe repair

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The price is completely dependent on the practice, what your physician decides to do for the tear and varies region to region.  Make sure to see someone qualified to do the procedure and they will give you a good cost estimate.  Good luck. 

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Torn Earlobe Repair Cost

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This is a common concern. The typical cost is $500-750 per earlobe. Consult with a surgeon who performs alot of earlobe repairs. This is a straight forward procedure in skilled hands. I hope this information is helpful for you.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon

Earlobe repair

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Thank you for your question. This is a very common procedure. It requires about 30 minutes (45min for both ears) to do, in the office using local anesthesia only. It is virtually painless. You'd have stitches for 1 week, and then 6 weeks later, we'd bring you back to re-pierce the ear free of charge (just bring in the small stud earrings you want to use). We charge $500 per side. Best wishes.

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