Nadia Ilse's "elephant ears" long ago earned her the name "Dumbo" from classmates. By the time she was 10, she was pestering her mom for an otoplasty, an operation to pin her ears back:
The taunting hurt so much.
Now, at 14, her wish has been granted -- and for free, by New York-based Little Baby Face Foundation, a nonprofit that provides surgery for kids who are bullied for their physical appearance.
Of course, the foundation's Dr. Thomas Romo recommended Nadia go all out, so in addition to having her ears pinned back, Nadia received a nose job and a newly symmetrical chin.
Next up for Nadia? Counseling, and working to regain the confidence she'd lost over the years.
Don't miss the teen's revealing post-surgery interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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