After enduring online harassment and name-calling multiple times a week because of the shape of her nose, Nicolette Taylor, a 13 year-old from Long Island decided to take drastic action: plastic surgery, Nightline reported.
Although Taylor accepted teasing as a normal and unavoidable part of growing up, to her, social networking sites like Facebook made it 10 times worse.
“Everyone could see it,” the Nightline reported her saying. “All my friends could see it, all my new friends, and I didn’t want them saying things. Because gossip goes around, and it really hurts.”
With her parents' blessing, Taylor went under the knife ... and got a new nose.
Some time later, when the bandages were peeled off, the preteen cried from happiness and relief, the Daily Mail wrote.
Despite the many criticisms, Nicolette's father Rob Taylor told ABC news that his wife and his decision was one any parent would make.
"You send them to a good school, you'd buy them shoes. You'd get them braces, which we did. It's that kind of thing," he said.
Earlier this year, ABC news reported that plastic surgery to avoid being bullied was on the rise, and that in 2007 alone, around 90,000 teens went under the knife.
In April, people around their world expressed their outrage when 7-year-old Samantha Shaw got her ears pinned back to escape name calling and harassment.
In this case, Shaw's mother told reporters that the surgery was more to prevent her child from being bullied even more in the future.
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