Plastic Surgery For Bullied Kids?

This is an interesting segment from Sanjay Gupta and CNN where he follows a young woman who has an otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation to help prevent her from being bullied. It’s a sad statement on society that children feel the need to have plastic surgery in order to prevent bullying.

It’s the bullies that need to change, not the kids being bullied. I previously debated this topic on Fox News with my colleague, Dr. Jennifer Walden from Austin, TX. You can see that video streaming HERE.

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  1. I don’t have a problem with the program as a whole. That poor little girl did have ears that stuck out and really bothered her. But her face was beautiful. I have a problem with the plastic surgeon telling her that her nose and chin needed to be “fixed” as well.

    Comment by Joanna on August 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  2. Dr. Youn, I am wondering what your opinion is about surgery for ears that stick out. Would you recommend this for your own child and what is the best age?

    Comment by cheddar on August 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  3. OK, now I see in your video that you think that 6 or 7 is too young!

    Comment by cheddar on August 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  4. It’s a tough call on when is the best time. All surgeons have their comfort levels, and there really isn’t a strict right or wrong answer that applies to everyone I suppose.

    Comment by Editor on August 31, 2012 at 1:26 am

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