6-year-old undergos ear reshaping surgery
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - First-grader Gage Berger dreaded going to school because of the mean things kids said about his ears.
Berger, who is six years old, told Inside Edition that children say, "That I look like an elf and I have weird ears."
His parents, Tim and Kallie, feared the bullying could permanently damage his self-esteem, so they went to a Utah facial plastic surgeon, who pinned his ears back in a two hour surgery.
The doctors removed skin and used stiches to pull them back closer to the head. The surgery took about two hours.
Two days later the bandages came off.
Gage's first words when he saw his new ears were, "Oh, my gosh!"
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