Otoplasty Can Help Reduce Bullying Among Children


The Clevens Face and Body Specialists for Facial Cosmetic surgery offers Otoplasty in Melbourne, Florida to help individuals suffering from protruding ears. Most people prefer ears that lie close to the head. Ears out of proportion with the rest of the face draw too much attention to themselves. While this may not seem like a big concern for some, others who have protruding ears may experience teasing or bullying. 6% of students have personally felt some sort of bullying at school. Between 4th and 8th grade in particular, 90% of students are victims of bullying.

The most common reason cited for being harassed is a student's appearance or body size. 2 out of 5 teens feel that they are bullied because of the way that they look. In recent months, bullying online and in school has become a prevalent issue. As parents and school officials struggle to come up with ways to curb incidences of bullying, one group of professionals who are lending a hand to kids in need may come as a bit of a surprise—plastic surgeons.

This procedure may be performed as young as 6 or 7 years of age. Many children endure teasing and bullying because of protruding ears and Otoplasty can help stop the harassment. Plastic surgery has been shown to improve self-confidence among patients.

If you are considering an Otoplasty or facial cosmetic surgery in Central Florida, call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you and discuss the best treatment options available to you.

Dr. Clevens

Ross A. Clevens, MD

Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon


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