Can I Have Ear Surgery on Just One Ear instead of two?

I only have one ear, but I hate the way it looks due to some birth defects I have. Will doctors perform ear surgery on just one ear instead of two? And will I get a 50% discount on the price because it is half the work? I am sure this is a rare request but it would be nice to know.


F, 39, Pennsylvania


An experienced, qualified plastic surgeon will operate on a single ear if there is an issue that can be safely and effectively improved with a surgical procedure.  There is no requirement that surgery be performed on two ears.  That said, the differential in fee for the procedure will vary, and it may not be by 50%.  I recommend that you consult with a qualified plastic surgeon, or start an online consultation right here on Zwivel to get multiple opinions and estimated fees.