How young is too young for plastic surgery? Is there even an age limit? Apparently not…
The mother of a 7-year-old girl says her daughter was teased about her funny looking ears, so she allowed her daughter to have a cosmetic procedure to avoid schoolyard bullying…
Before/After photos + video below:
7 year-old Samantha Shaw underwent painful cosmetic surgery to have her ears pinned back. The reason for the surgery, according to her mother, was bullying.
“This was a preventative way, so she wouldn’t get bullied,” Cammy Shaw, a South Dakota mom, told “Good Morning America.” “Kids are mean. That’s just how they are.”
Although little Samantha had not experienced any “bullying”, Cammy feared that her daughter’s ears would eventually make her self-conscious and shy.
Dr. Steven Pearlman, the New York City plastic surgeon who performed the procedure said that kids with “abnormalities” such as Samantha’s were likely to be less popular and “harm their developing self-identity.”
“They get called things like ‘big ears’ or ‘Dumbo’ or ‘mouse ears,'” he said.
Cammy said that her daughter’s ears, which stuck out, had made her a target for rude remarks, like “monkey ears,” but she admitted that thus far the rudest comments had come from adults, not kids. She said that adults were always asking her what was wrong with her daughter’s ears.
“Right in front of her they say, ‘oh my God, what’s wrong with her ears,’ ” said Cammy. ” ‘What happened to her ear, that’s so gross
So what did she decide to do about it? Pay for her daughter a lil nip tuck….
Little Samantha BEFORE (left) and AFTER…
Cammy said she would do anything to keep her daughter from being bullied or taunted in the schoolyard. [Sidebar: Probably because she (the mother) was bullied herself.]
The mom explains her decision on Good Morning America…
The world is filled with funny looking kids who grow up to be great beauties so it bothers me that a mother would allow her 7 year old child to go through an elective procedure merely because of a CHANCE that she could have gotten bullied.
This lady needs therapy and perhaps her own personal plastic surgeon. It’s really very sad that she would put so much focus on her child’s looks when you can clearly see from the before/after photos that Samantha was a cute lil girl with big “A”zz ears.
Now she has to go through life looking like Dr. Spock…. I can’t with these lunatic moms! Not today…
If you felt your child was “flawed” would you “fix” him/her? 😕