Please note that these prices are valid as of March 2021 and are subject to change.
This is how we calculate it. It will be somewhere between $7000 and $10000 depending on whether you have a Medicare item number and health insurance.
If you don’t have health insurance, you will pay approx $3570 to $6,000 for the use of the operating theatre, hospital bed and nursing care. This fee is payable to the hospital on the day of admission.
If you do not qualify for a Medicare item number there is no Medicare rebate. No Medicare rebate also means your health insurance will not cover you for all fees associated with the surgeon, anaesthetist or hospital admission.
Medicare only gives item numbers for otoplasty to children up to the age of 18 if they have have been teased about their prominent ears.