About Ear Plastic Surgery
Ear plastic surgery, known as "otoplasty" corrects prominent ears. This is a very common procedure in children aged around 5–6 years which is carried out mainly to prevent exposing them to psychological distress from school yard criticism and taunting. It is also performed on teenagers and adults.
Ear plastic surgery involves the surgeon pinning the patient's ears back closer to the head thus making them less prominent. The procedure is performed by specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Keith Mutimer in Melbourne and is generally performed as a day surgery.
Initial consultation: Meet Mr Mutimer for a 15 min consultation where you will discuss your ear surgery in detail, the technique to be used and expected recovery time. Photos will be taken. Following this you will meet with our Patient Advisor who will take you through costs and discuss potential dates for your ear surgery.
Pre-operative appointment: 2 weeks prior to your ear surgery you will meet Dr Mutimer again for a final consultation. You will also meet with the Patient Advisor and Practice Nurse to finalise all administration, and discuss pre and post-operative care instructions. Payment for your procedure is also finalised.
Ear Plastic Surgery Cost
- Initial Consultation - $250
- Procedure - $5,500 -$7,600 (Surgeons fee, hospital fees , anaesthetist fees & up to 6 weeks after care appointments with practice nurse)
Please note that procedure costs provided are indicative only – intended to give patients a realistic estimate of associated costs. Actual costs may vary depending on individual patient circumstances. In some cases Medicare or health fund rebates may apply.