Otoplasty, also called ear reshaping or ear pinning, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to improve the size and shape of the ears enabling them to appear more symmetrical and proportionate.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. The patient should unhesitatingly ask the surgeon about the costs of the procedure to make a judicious choice.
The primary goal of a responsible surgeon will be to allow the patient to make an enlightened decision. They will provide the patient with the approximate costs depending on their specific surgical needs.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides ear surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Oddly shaped ears can cause embarrassment or awkwardness for an adult or a child. Oversized ears can make a child feel distressed while negatively affecting the self-image of an adult. Otoplasty cosmetic surgery is a procedure that can effectively address these issues in a permanent way.
The patient will carefully evaluate the one-time expense on otoplasty in comparison to its long-term benefits. The cost of the procedure will be forgotten after a while. But the patient will enjoy the benefits of ear reshaping surgery for their entire lifetime.
It is vital for the patient to conduct an in-depth cost-benefit analysis prior to making a decision on proceeding with the surgery. This decision should not be influenced by external factors.
Aspects Affecting the Cost
The costs of ear reshaping plastic surgery may vary between practices and even between two patients at the same practice. The aspects affecting the cost of the procedure are:
The costs of living will usually be lower in smaller towns in the interiors in comparison to practices located in major urban centers along the coasts. This will affect the costs of various goods and services, including the cost of plastic surgery procedures such as ear reshaping surgery.
The fees of the cosmetic surgeon will depend on their credentials, experience, and reputation in the field of ear and facial surgery. Ideally, patients should choose a surgeon who is an expert in facial procedures for their ear surgery.
The charges of an experienced surgeon may be higher than those of a relatively less trained surgeon. However, the patient can be assured of beautiful and safe outcomes.
Extent of Surgery
If the patient needs only a simple procedure to pin one or both ears, it may be less expensive than if they would require correction of birth defects or reconstruction of the ear(s). The surgeon will inform the patient about the estimated costs after evaluating the state of their ears.
Insurance and Financing
If the patient requires otoplasty for the correction of birth defects, they may receive coverage from their insurer. But if they are not eligible for coverage, the patient can seek funding from professional medical care financing companies.
The surgeon’s team may be able to help and guide the patient on the various financing alternatives available to them. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for ear surgery.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.