Otoplasty Cost

Ear Surgery Cost

Reviewed by Yael Halaas, MD

The cost of ear surgery varies based on the extent of the surgery, your chosen surgeon's level of experience and the geographic location of the practice. For example, the cost of cosmetic ear surgery likely will differ from that of ear lobe surgery, and ear surgery costs are generally higher in densely populated urban areas due to greater demand and higher overhead.

Ear surgery cost includes the surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, facility fee and the cost of medical tests, ear surgery recovery aids and medications such as antibiotics and painkillers. The average cost of ear surgery is $3,485, according to statistics compiled by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

During your initial ear surgery consultation, your surgeon will speak with you about what to expect before, during and after surgery. This will help you to fully evaluate ear surgery risks and the length of time associated with ear surgery recovery. The cost of ear surgery also should be discussed during your consultation. Ask for a breakdown of all surgery-related costs and fees so there will be no surprises down the road. Some surgeons charge for the initial consultation. If there is a consultation fee, find out if this cost will be applied to the price of your ear surgery.

Cost of Otoplasty for Children

Ear surgery is one of the few plastic surgery procedures performed on children. It can be performed on children as young as age 5. The cost of ear surgery for children is about the same as it is for adults.

Ear Surgery Cost and Insurance

Insurance may cover all or some of the costs associated with ear surgery if it is performed to correct a congenital defect. Check with your insurance company regarding coverage prior to surgery. If the cost is prohibitive, ask your surgeon about available payment plans or patient financing options.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

When considering otoplasty for yourself or your child, be sure to choose a qualified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing ear surgery procedures. This is the best way to minimize any ear surgery risks and maximize your satisfaction with the cosmetic or reconstructive results. While finding the best surgeon for you can be a daunting task, All About Facial Rejuvenation has taken some of the stress out of the process by compiling a directory of highly trained, experienced, well-regarded surgeons. Start your search for the right surgeon by clicking on the Find a Surgeon button below.

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