A story published earlier this year about a non-profit organization paying for a bullied teen’s nose-reshaping surgery prompted a lot of discussions online about the possibility of reducing bullying via plastic surgery. Here at our Rochester plastic surgery practice, we are glad to hear of such developments as we are aware of how serious bullying has become.
Although a lot of things have been done at present to reduce bullying in schools and communities, there are reportedly still a lot of children and teens being bullied for their looks. This is where plastic surgery comes into the picture.
Below are plastic surgery procedures performed by our highly experience doctors that can significantly reduce bullying:
Otoplasty (Ear-Reshaping Surgery)
Most often, ear surgery is performed on children between the ages of four to fourteen. Ears that “stick out” are often the source of teasing and ridicule in young children. This teasing can have a devastating effect on the child’s psyche.
Otoplasty is not limited to children and may also be performed on older patients. Cosmetic procedures are available for those individuals with large ears and for those with congenital (birth) irregularities that detract from their appearance.
Rhinoplasty (Nose-Reshaping Surgery)
Rhinoplasty usually involves reducing the size of the nose by removing and sculpting the nasal tissues in order to enhance the facial appearance. The results are unique to each individual and depend upon such factors as skin condition and thickness, nasal and facial structure, genetic contributions, and age. In general, having nose surgery will provide the bullied teen with a better facial balance and overall appearance.