Dr. Steven Mobley, a otoplasty surgeon came on Good Things Utah to talk about anti-bully surgery. There are kids who are teased over the size of their ears. But, there is a surgical procedure that can help them.
This is from Dr. Mobley's Website:
"The Mobley Foundation For Charitable Surgery will provide otoplasty surgery (ear-pinning) to low-income school-aged children who are victims of bullying and who otherwise could not afford this operation.
Otoplasty is frequently considered a cosmetic operation. However, for many children it can be so much more than just cosmetic. Many studies have shown that children with this condition rate themselves lower in physical appearance, have concentration anxiety, and report significantly more teasing than their peers.
One study found a 91% improvement in quality of life for those children who had undergone otoplasty. The impact of this procedure on someone's life can be miraculous. Statistics and studies aside, I can speak personally on this issue. I was born with rather prominent ears and was subjected to teasing throughout my grade-school years. After my freshman year in college, I underwent otoplasty and experienced the wonderful self esteem benefits first-hand. My vision is that The Mobley Foundation for Charitable Surgery will make this positive life-change accessible to children who, until now, simply did not have that option in their lives."
You can contact The Mobley Foundation at (435) 604-0866.
You can also visit this website: http://www.mobleymd.org/