Ear Surgery

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.

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