Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery is an important treatment option for external deformities that require special care and precision. Children's plastic surgery makes up about three percent of all plastic surgery procedures. Doctors in this field are trained to work with the growing bodies of children to ensure proper development and functioning.
Pediatric plastic surgery may be performed to reshape or repair damage or deformities caused by birth defects, trauma or for cosmetic purposes. Pediatric plastic surgical procedures may include surgeries to correct problems associated with:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Ear and nose problems
- Birth marks
- Traumatic injuries
Surgeons can work with families and may treat infants and children into adulthood. Doctors will develop a customized treatment plan based on each patient's individual condition.