Ear Surgery


Ear Surgery


The neck is often the first area that begins to show signs of aging. It may start with the accumulation of submental fat forming underneath the jawline, giving the appearance of a double chin. Skin also becomes lax and loose, causing what is sometimes referred to as a “turkey neck.” Finally, horizontal creases or banding develop around the neck, coupled with isolated deposits of fat that both contribute to the aged look. Instead of turning to turtlenecks to hide these aging symptoms, surgical solutions are available to reverse the aging process and produce a more youthful appearance to the neck.


Otoplasty focuses on reshaping the ears to help our patients at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery overcome any cosmetic worries that affect their self-confidence. The procedure is often referred to as ear pinning surgery, since the majority are designed to correct ears that stick out conspicuously from the sides of the head. However, that is not the only problem that can be addressed through otoplasty.



Because the ears frame the face, any imperfections in their placement may affect the entire shape and harmony of the face. Adults and children as young as five can all benefit from otoplasty. The surgery itself is relatively quick, and recovery is two weeks or less. Every otoplasty procedure is unique to the patient, and Dr. Mordkovich will tailor your treatment to your unique look to create an outcome that is distinctly you. Some of the concerns that bring our patients to our office include:

    Asymmetrical shape of the ear
    How far the ears protrude outward
    Overall size of the ears
    Ears that are pointed or fold over on top


During otoplasty consultation at Cross Hudson, Dr. Mordkovich and his staff will take photos of your ears and create a digital representation of the desired positioning and shape of the ear. Then, based on your precise needs, he will determine the best technique to use during your surgery. You and Dr. Mordkovich will discuss the details of your procedure in detail, so you know what to anticipate before, during, and after your procedure. When the surgery is performed on a child, both parents are encouraged to attend this initial appointment so that they can support their child throughout the process. You will also discuss options for anesthesia with your surgeon, which may include local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia.


The adverse effects of prominent ears begin in the very early years of life, which is why this is one of the few procedures Dr. Mordkovich performs on children. Teasing and bullying can start as soon as a child enters school, creating many devastating effects.

Children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, loneliness, and sadness, according to stopbullying.gov. These youngsters are also apt to have changes in sleep and eating patterns, health issues, and even low academic performance due to bullying. Many parents choose to correct the ears before a child begins school to prevent these many unfortunate effects.

Dr. Mordkovich begins otoplasty procedures by making a small incision at the back of the ear to expose cartilage and reveal internal tissues. A mini-incision in the back of the ear is the best possible choice since it virtually eliminates visible scarring afterward and the incision tends to heal quickly. Through this incision, Dr. Mordkovich removes excess cartilage and sutures the ear to a more attractive position on the side of the head. He will also reshape the ear to a more pleasing shape if that is required.

Otoplasty usually takes about one hour to complete. Adults are typically given local anesthesia with sedation, while general anesthesia may be provided to younger patients to ensure their comfort throughout surgery. Patients can return home shortly after the procedure.

After surgery, you or your child will go home with dressings over the ears to protect them and hold them in their new position as they heal. Once the dressing is removed, a headband is worn at night to offer additional protection. Recovery from otoplasty usually takes one to two weeks, depending on the amount of modification made to the ears during surgery. However, since ear pinning and reshaping results are immediate, it is a very exciting moment for patients when their new ears are revealed after the dressings are first removed.

If you're in need of a cosmetic surgeon in the New York or New Jersey area, contact Dr. Boris Mordkovich at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery today. As a leading restoration and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mordkovich has performed thousands of successful ear surgeries in Manhattan, Englewood Cliffs, North Caldwell, Haddonfield, Woodcliff, Rumson, Westfield, Ramsey, Cresskill, Glen Rock, Roseland, and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Mordkovich is recognized as a Top Doc by Real Self and is known for natural-looking results from ear surgery and other cosmetic surgery procedures. Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in Bergen County New Jersey, just a quick ride from anywhere in the Tri-State area.