Otoplasty, commonly known as ear pinning or ear reshaping, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to improve the size and shape of ears to make them more proportionate and symmetrical. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. The patient should frankly ask about the costs in order to make a well-considered choice.
Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing otoplasty and other innovative and advanced procedures. The first goal of Dr. Yavrouian will be to help the patient make an informed decision. He will provide a cost estimate according to the specific surgical needs of the patient. He provides otoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
Oddly shaped ears can be a source of constant awkwardness or distress for a child or an adult. A child may feel embarrassed in the company of other kids, while an adult may be unhappy with their self-image or feel less confident in social settings. Otoplasty cosmetic surgery can permanently eliminate these concerns with a one-time procedure.
Therefore, a patient should objectively weigh the one-time costs of otoplasty against its lasting benefits. Costs will be soon forgotten, but the benefits of otoplasty can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Therefore, the patient should do their own cost-benefit evaluation and then make an independent decision, without being influenced by anyone else.
Factors Impacting the Cost
The sticker price for otoplasty can vary from one practice to another and even from one patient to another at the same practice in exceptional cases. Some of the key financial factors include:
Practices that are located in major cities along the coasts or other prime urban centers will usually require a higher monetary amount for living there than that in a smaller town in an interior location. This will reflect on the average costs of most types of goods and services, including cosmetic procedures such as otoplasty.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The cosmetic surgeon will normally charge a fee according to their expertise, qualifications and experience. In case of otoplasty, an ideal surgeon to choose would be someone with specialization in facial procedures. Their fee may be higher than that of a less trained or a new surgeon, but they can deliver more effective outcomes.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for otoplasty.
Extent of Surgery
If a simple ear pinning surgery is required in one or both ears, it may cost lower than a situation where birth defects need to be corrected or ear reconstruction is involved along with otoplasty. The surgeon will inform the estimated costs after reviewing the patient’s condition of the ears.
Insurance and Financing
Birth defects related to the ear may sometimes get coverage under the patient’s health plan. But if insurance benefits are not available, the patient may consider having the procedure financed through professional medical care financing firms. The surgeon’s office may be able to offer assistance or guidance in this financing process.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.