Bullied Teens Seek Plastic Surgery From NYC Non-Profit

A non-profit organization in New York City is on a mission to provide free plastic surgery for low-income children who have facial deformities. Many teens who apply for a free procedure are victims of bullying, and want the surgery to stop being teased, NBC News reported. The organization, Little Baby Face Foundation, got a huge amount of media attention for their seemingly superficial procedures, but doctors at the nonprofit insist they are not running an anti-bullying organization. Dr. Thomas Romo, the director of facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, runs the foundation. He says if a child seeks the gratis surgery simply because he’s being teased over his features, he won’t be chosen unless the problem meets the medical definition of a facial deformity. The goalr, Romo says, is to transform deformities — something that often does result in a transformed life.

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