Over the last 15 years we have seen improvement in the successful outcomes of ear molding due to new devices that have come to market to treat ear deformities. With this, there has been success in avoiding surgery for treatment of ear deformities. A common question is how much it would cost to undergo ear molding?
First let us look at the cost of surgical correction for ear deformities. There are several costs that make up the total expense for surgical correction of ear deformities. These involve the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesia fee, and the facility fee where the surgery is performed. The cost of surgical ear correction by otoplasty technique can average anywhere from $6,000-$15,000, depending on the surgeon and the facility used. Most places will give a quote of $3,000-$5,000 per ear but don’t tell you that this is only for the surgeon’s fee.
For ear molding, Dr. Payne has a wealth of experience in treating over 300 ear deformities since 2011. The typical cost for ear molding is about $3,000-$6,000 as of 2018. Therefore, treating ear deformities with ear molding is significantly cheaper than surgery. This in addition to no pain or scarring makes ear molding with the EarWell® and other devices an obvious choice for parents when deciding the best treatment for their child.
Contact us today if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Payne and learn more about options for treatment of ear deformities.