Keloid Removal – starting at $600
Keloid removal can be covered in some insurance plans.
Keloids can be a significant problem in the ears of patients that are susceptible to them. They can be removed with careful surgery, however, it is important to remember that they will always come back and they will come back worse unless patients take specific precautions to try to prevent their recurrence. The key tools in prevention are pressure earrings, steroid injections, and radiation use. While I rarely find the need to use radiation, the other two modalities are important in every case. Patients must wear a pressure earring at least 8 hours a day for at least 1 year after the surgery and they need to be seen in the office every 1-2 months for possible steroid injections. Failure to follow up in the office will result in recurrence of the keloid every time and it will be worse every time it recurs.
Earlobe Repair – $600-1000
One side – $600
Both sides $1000
Torn earlobes are a very common problem and their repair is not covered by insurance.
Some patients had a single traumatic event like a baby pulling on an earring, but many others have slowly seen their earrings pull through their piercings. Sometimes the deformity is caused by the weight of the earrings. Many times, however, it is due to a mild allergy, usually to nickel or silver, which slowly eats away at the earlobe. That is why it is extremely important after repair to only wear earrings that are made of gold, platinum, or stainless steel.
The repair is done under local anesthesia and the stitches come out in less than a week. The ear can be re-pierced in 3 months.
OUR PROCEDURE PRICING – starting at $4900
Otoplasty one side $4900
Otoplasty bilateral $5900
Otoplasty (ear pin-back surgery) is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of protruding ears. Otoplasty does not affect your hearing, and it provides significant psychological benefits to anyone who is teased about ear size and/or shape and wants to improve his or her appearance. Otoplasty is most often performed to set unusually protruding ears closer to the head (ear pinning) or to reduce the size of abnormally large ears. New ears or parts of ears can be constructed for patients who are missing them from causes that include birth defects, severe injuries and skin cancers.
Otoplasty relies on permanent sutures to hold the ear in place, so the most common complication is the recurrence of the defect due to suture breakage. Other complications include bleeding, infection, and need for revision (touch-up) surgery.
*All pricing includes pre-op/post-op appointments, surgeons fee, and facility/anesthesia fees.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is a procedure used for rejuvenation to aid in removing excess skin that could droop from the upper eyelid, and also can be used to remove any of the puffy fat from beneath the eyes that would make you appear tired. An incision can be made on the outer skin or on the inside of the lower eyelid.
Who is an ideal candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Given how sensitive your eyelids are, our team at Affordable Plastic Surgery advise that our patients should also receive a pre-operative assessment from an oculoplastic surgeon since there are some severe risks involved with getting an eyelid surgery. However, eyelid surgery is ideal for anyone looking to remove excess skin that is drooping over the eyelids.
Are there any risks to getting Eyelid Surgery?
With any surgery there is always a chance of risk. We do our best at Affordable Plastic Surgery to inform our patients of any risks that can occur when they undergo any surgical procedure. Some of the risks that could take place if you decide to get eyelid surgery is an inability to close the upper lids, discomfort and pain, blurry vision, lack of symmetry and eye muscle damage.
How long is the recovery period?
There is typically a shorter recovery time for an eyelid lift procedure. There will be some bruising and swelling but we advise the usage of a cool compress and you can see a reduce in it within the first 48 hours. Bandages are placed over the sites, and removed after several days. Most patients have reported returning to their normal activities in about 7 to 10 days after surgery.