Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Pediatric and Craniofacial plastic surgery address the reconstructive needs of children from birth until young adulthood and the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and head, in both children and adults. The intent of these reconstructive procedures is to improve function and restore a more normal appearance.
Because children aren't just "little adults," their care requires added experience and expertise. Pediatric plastic surgeons operate on deformities in children throughout the body, which can be caused by birth defects, trauma, injury, illness or cancer.
These physicans have the widest range of available treatment options, the most extensive training and the greatest skill in dealing with children.
Here are some of the common conditions our physicians treat:
Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common birth defects affecting children. The can occur individually, or both defects may occur together. The conditions can vary in severity and may involve one or both sides of the face. Most clefts can be repaired through specialized plastic surgery techniques, improving your child's ability to eat, speak, hear and breathe, and to restore a more normal appearance and function learn more about cleft lip and palate repair →
This condition involves a fusion of some or all of the bones in the skull which can restrict brain growth and lead to abnormal head shape. Treatment involves reshaping the skull to allow the brain to grow unrestricted and normalize the head shape. learn more about craniosynostosis →
These may include protruding, misshapen or absent ear. Often babies born with misshapen ears can be treated by molding the ear into a better shape, thus avoiding the need for surgery later in life. However, molding has to start soon after birth to be successful. learn more about birth defects of the ear→
We treat birth defects of the chest and trunk - such as misshapen or underdeveloped breasts and birth defects of the hands - such as webbed fingers and toes, extra fingers or malformed fingers. In addition, our physicians treat other cranial and facial bone abnormalities, such as small upper and/or lower jaw, misshapen orbital sockets and others. learn more about other birth defects →
Birthmarks can appear in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. While some are small and inconspicuous, others have a more prominent appearance that can affect self-esteem. In some cases, certain types of birthmarks are a health risk. Our doctors can help you assess the differnce and provide treatment options. Our physicans are also skilled at handling your scars. learn more about birthmarks and scars→