Otoplasty or ear correction surgery is a one-time procedure designed to improve the appearance of protruding ears. The ears are often moved closer to the head for better overall facial symmetry. Most patients report an improved sense of self-confidence and are happy with the lifelong results the procedure provides.
Dr. Stein is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who routinely performs otoplasty surgeries for both adolescents and adults. Whether you’re bothered by the appearance of your ears for hereditary reasons or have suffered an injury, Dr. Stein can help.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of optoplasty surgery nationwide was $3,153 in 2018. However, these statistics span surgeons with all different skill sets. Your surgery may be much more or much less depending on many factors. The best way to determine what you’ll pay is through an in-person consultation.
What Goes Into the Cost of Otoplasty Surgery?
The major expenses with any surgery are typically going to be your surgeon’s fees and operating room expenses. Your geographic location, as well as your end-goals, will also play a role in how much the surgery will cost you. Let’s take a closer look.
A surgeon who is board-certified has the skill and artistry necessary to produce exceptional results, each and every time. Of course, you can expect a higher price tag when choosing a surgeon with this type of experience. However, by opting for a board-certified surgeon, you can ensure an optimal outcome without complications.
The facility in which your procedure is done can charge according to the amount of time your surgery will take. More complex procedures may have a higher price tag with both your surgeon and the operating room. Because otoplasties are often done in less than 2-hours, the procedure is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic surgeries.
Otoplasty can be done with a local anesthetic or under general anesthesia. General anesthesia is typically more costly and not often necessary for adults depending on the complexity of the procedure. Dr. Stein will speak with you about your options in-depth at the time of your initial consultation.
Pre & Post-Surgical Expenses
There are several pre and post-surgical expenses you may incur with otoplasty surgery. Dr. Stein often requires patients to undergo several medical exams and blood tests prior to treatment to ensure an optimal outcome. Post-surgical expenses may include compression garments, prescription medications, and/or follow-up visits.
Otoplasty in Raleigh, NC
Dr. Stein has helped countless men and women achieve their desired outcomes through facial surgical procedures. At the time of your in-person consultation, he’ll speak with you about your concerns as well as your goals. Dr. Stein will then customize a treatment plan and provide you with an upfront cost estimate according to your goals and budget.
In most cases, otoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure. Patients should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for their surgery. Stein Plastic Surgery does offer several financing options for patients that don’t want to put their dreams on hold.
I was referred to Dr. Stein by an anesthetist and I’m so happy with the process and results. Dr. Stein was so responsive and supportive post op answering if this or that was normal. I feel the reslts are natural and becoming.
Interested in learning more about otoplasty procedures? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at (919) 261-7099 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham and Southeast, NC areas serving patients from around the nation.