News Parents Get Their Six-Year-Old Son Plastic Surgery.....

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Parents Get Their Six-Year-Old Son Plastic Surgery After Bullies Tease Him

    By Gregory Babcock 5 hours ago

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      The first grader altered his "elf ears" after bullies tormented him.

      A six-year-old Utah boy underwent cosmetic surgery after bullies at his school teased him on the size of his ears. Gage Berger, a child in first grade, was often called "elf ears" by classmates—according to Berger's parents Tim and Kallie. Out of fear that being bullied at such a young age would hurt Berger's mental health in the long-term, his parents decided surgery was the best solution.

      But while most of us had to deal with bullies the "old fashioned way" (fight back or simply ignore it), Berger's parents feel like the operation was worth it to avoid life-long issues.

      Speaking to The New York Daily News, plastic surgeon Dr. Tracy Pfeifer notes that it's "not unusual for a child to have ear surgery at a relatively young age." Steven J. Pearlman, MD, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, said that the surgery was reasonable decision, pointing out that when children are bullied, "it's harder to make friends so they become socially stunted. They are also perceived as less intelligent by peers and even adults."

      However, Child and Family Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo, finds the choice concerning. While she understands that bullying can have long-term psychological effects, there should be other steps taken before having a child go under the knife. These include ignoring the bullies, finding other activities for the child outside of school, and simply promoting a positive body image.

      It's understandable that Berger's parents would want to help ease their child's schoolyard suffering, but this may be a touch too far.
     
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    mom and dad did right by fixing the kid's ears



    you got shit you can easily fix you fix it
    people are fucking retarded
     
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    I came into this thread thinking I'd be annoyed at the parents, but yeah. They did the right thing.

    If that kid kept those ears until he could legally drive, his car would pull to the left every time he rolled his window down. :fdrum:
     
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    I'm OK with it... as long as the kid doesn't then grow up to be someone like this:
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    "Are the bullies right daddy?"

    "Yes son. You're all kindsa jacked up, but we can fix it."
     
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    I think he looked pretty cool when he was a Vulcan
     
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    "I hear dead people..."
     
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    Now he is going to have to change his XBOX gamertag from XXDumboXX
     
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    You bullies
     
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    This is exactly when plastic surgery should be used on a child. Why make the kid suffer with something so easy to repair.
     
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    Getting him the surgery is totally understandable in this situation.
     
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    Thank god, the kid looked like a pickup truck with it's doors open.
     
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    Grounded for life. Poor kid will now never be able to use those ears to take off and fly.
     
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    Agreed, to the first part.

    I don't know enough about ears being aerodynamic to comment about the second part.
     
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    poor little wingnut
     
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    Looks to me like he was happier with the elf look. :dontknow:


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    I'm going to hell. :facepalm:
     
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    he's denied some future chick of handles for when hes licking her clit...
     
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    These guys had big floppy ears too and seemed to have turned out alright. Luckily their parents weren't idiots.


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    Good for the kid. Good for the parents. Not all parents would do the same.
     
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