Is Plastic Surgery An Answer To Bullying?

ABC News has recently reported on a seven year old who is planning to have plastic surgery (otoplasty – ear pinback) as a way to prevent bullying.  Her mother, an assistant principal at a school in Long Island, believes that plastic surgery could be a solution to her bullying problems.  You can read the story here.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (of which I am a member), the number of children and teens having cosmetic plastic surgery has increased 30% over the past decade, a startling and disturbing trend.

So what do I think about plastic surgery as an answer to bullying?  I have a lot of thoughts on this, and plan to share them in a special segment on Fox and Friends this Saturday, April  9th at approximately 7:20 am EDT.  I will be discussing this issue with one of the top plastic surgeons in New York.  I hope you get to tune in!

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  1. […] to bullying. In general, I don’t think it is. For more background on this story, click here for yesterday’s post on this […]

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