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.

What is Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery can be done to correct multiple issues or singular issues that are affecting patients. Things like the remove of keloids, or to repair earlobe damage, and to pin back ears. Surgeries or procedures can be done to remove scarring that is impacting the ear tissue or to help repair trauma to an ear like an earring being removed from a piercing. We even perform otoplasty, to patients who are looking to pin back their ears if they are too prominent on their head.

Am I a good candidate for Ear Surgery?

The ideal candidate for ear surgery is anyone that is looking to improve their appearance or to repair damage or scarring that has been done to their ears. This surgery is also good to anyone who also might have been slowly damaging their ears with heavy earrings or pulling their earlobes or even exposure to allergy causing metals like nickel or silver which can slowly eat away at the earlobes.

Are there any risks to getting Ear Surgery?

With any surgery there is always risk involved, Affordable Plastic Surgery will go over in depth with any risks that can occur with surgery and we do our best to minimize the risks. We warn our patients that failure to follow up post surgery for keloid removals can lead to recurrence for keloids on the ear, and that bleeding or infection could be likely if there is a defect like a breakage in sutures.

How long is the recovery period?

For each procedure there is a different recovery period for all, for earlobe repair it can be done under local anesthesia and stitches can be removed in less than a week, and patients will be able to re-pierce their ears in just 3 months following their procedure. The removal of keloids require patients to wear pressure earring for at least 8 hours for about 1 year following surgery and will be required to come into the office every couple of months for follow up.

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