Parents Pay For 6-Year-Old’s Plastic Surgery, Has Ears Pinned Due To Bullying
Is this a warped world we are living in or nah? We couldn’t help but find it a bit extra that these parents paid to have their 6-year-old son’s ears pinned because he was teased over them.
First-grader Gage Berger often dreaded going to school because of the mean things other kids said about his ears.
Berger told INSIDE EDITION what the children say: “That I look like an elf and I have weird ears.”
“I just don’t want to be made fun of,” he said.
His parents, Tim and Kallie, also have heard the taunts. Sometimes when their son looked in the mirror, he tried to push back his ears, just to see what he’d look like.
His parents feared the bullying could permanently damage his self-esteem, so they went to facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Mobley, in Salt Lake City. The doctor performed ear surgery on Gage.
The doctor used a wooden block-like toy to explain how he’d reshape Gage’s ears. “You don’t have that nice little inner tubular part, so we’re going to recreate that,” the doctor told Gage, showing him the model.
Sweet kid, but do you think his parents are setting him up for the fail with their extreme approach to the problem? Seems like some folks are just using plastic surgery as a quick fix without really weighing the physical and emotional toll it can take.
What do you think? Would you do the same for your kid if you had the means?