Philip Young MD discusses otoplasty / ear cosmetic surgery cost and ways to evaluate the pricing

A frequent question that people have is how much does otoplasty / ear plastic surgery / ear shaping surgery / ear reshaping surgery cost.  There are some resources for the average cost of otoplasty that range from 2500-3000 for the surgeons fee.  That doesn’t include the costs for the facility and for the anesthesia and anesthesiologist.  The fee for the facility ranges from 500-2000.  The fee for the anesthesiologist ranges from 200-1000.  So the range for an otoplasty can be from 3200-6000.  We have a surgical facility near us and they charge 650 for the first hour for the anesthesiologist and each additional hour is 300 for each additional hour.  The facility is 1000 for the first hour and each additional hour is 500.   Sometimes, otoplasty is done for just one ear.  The costs for this can be lower. Usually surgeons reduce the price a little bit for otoplasty for 2 ears instead of one.  So you will usually pay a premium for the one ear.

It is good to find out what the average price for otoplasty is for your area.  You can do this by going to multiple consultations.  Sometimes you get what you pay for, as they say.  Somewhere in the average might be a good idea, at least do consider someone that is extraordinarily above the others unless there is compelling evidence that you think that person will do the job that justifies the pricing you receive.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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