Many children and adults suffer from large ears or ears that stick out. For children, protruding ears can be embarrassing especially if other children tease and make fun of them. For adults, prominent ears can affect our self esteem and confidence. Ear surgery can reduce the size of large ears and can set protruding ears closer to the head. In some cases, insurance will cover certain costs associated with ear surgery.
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CostsEar surgery is commonly performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient will be asleep for the surgery, especially when the procedure is performed on children and adolescents. For some adults, the surgery can be performed with local anesthesia and light sedation. Ear surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure so you or your child can return home the day of the surgery.
Surgeon FeesEar surgery can be a relatively simple procedure for an experienced surgeon. SurgeryLoans.com can help you find a physician in your area with our physician referral service.
RecoveryMost children and adults will be able to return to school or work in 5 to 7 days. Depending on the extent of the surgery, it is important to avoid contact sports or any activities where the ears are in danger of being bumped, hit or pulled for 1 to 2 months after surgery.