Is the treatment paid for by the health insurance? | Protruding ears

Is the treatment paid for by the health insurance?

Yes! Up to the age of 17, health insurance companies cover the costs of an operation. Adults usually bear the costs of approx. 1800 to 3000 € including follow-up treatment themselves. Privately insured persons should make an individual arrangement with the insurance company.

Which doctors perform this operation?

The first point of contact is usually an ENT doctor. Many ENT doctors have beds in a nearby clinic and have the additional title “plastic surgery”. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and plastic surgeons are also specialists who can advise you in this matter and, if necessary, perform the operation.

If you are initially unsure who to contact, talk to your family doctor or paediatrician about your concerns. As a rule, he or she can give you the name of a medical colleague and refer you to them.