With the bullying epidemic on the rise in the United States many teens have been turning to plastic surgery to help them out. Of course facial plastic surgery for a teen who doesn’t need it from a health standpoint is a very frowned upon effort but Otoplasty ear surgery has been beneficial for some who feel their ears stick out a bit too much.
According to Plastic Surgery Practice:
“Statistics gathered over the last several years indicate a decrease in the overall number of cosmetic (aesthetic) surgeries of teenagers (those 18 and younger) having cosmetic surgery, with nonsurgical procedures including laser hair removal and chemical peels being the most popular in 2010, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) . The most frequently performed surgical procedure for this age group in 2010 was cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty). Most experts agree that for appropriately selected teenage patients, cosmetic plastic surgery can have a positive impact on physical and emotional development.”
Kids can be cruel and ears that protrude too far away from the skull can often times be a sticking point for other kids to poke fun at. We have seen a solid uptick in activity surrounding these procedures mostly by young kids looking to escape the bullying.