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Conditions Treated

We treat children with many conditions. Some of these include:

  • Facial reconstruction
  • Hemangiomas
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Microsurgical reconstruction
  • Skin and soft tissue tumors or lesions
  • Facial Reconstruction

Our craniofacial plastic surgeon is specially trained at treating defects or structural problems involving the face. This may include problems such as abnormal noses, structural problems of the nose, ears that stick out or misaligned jaws. Our surgeon will evaluate your child and recommend the most effective treatment to resolve your child's facial problem.

Facial Reconstruction

Our craniofacial plastic surgeon is specially trained at treating defects or structural problems involving the face. This may include problems such as abnormal noses, structural problems of the nose, ears that stick out or misaligned jaws. Our surgeon will evaluate your child and recommend the most effective treatment to resolve your child's facial problem.

Hemangiomas

Hemangiomas are strawberry-colored skin abnormalities that vary in size, color and number. Those that are deeper in the skin may appear bluish in color. The majority of these skin lesions will gradually fade by the time your child reaches seven years of age and will cause no problems. However, in some cases hemangiomas may interfere with breathing, vision and eating. Surgical options may be recommended for hemangiomas that are problematic or appear in cosmetically sensitive areas.

Maxillofacial Trauma

Maxillofacial trauma involves injuries to the face or jaw, including the cheekbones, nose and bones around the eyes. Trauma to these areas requires immediate and special attention to prevent permanent disfigurement. Our craniofacial plastic surgeon is highly trained and skilled at treating children with injuries to the face and jaw as well as scarring or disfigurement that has occurred due to past trauma.

Microsurgical Reconstruction

Microsurgery makes it possible to significantly correct a variety of deformities by using living tissue from certain areas of the body and carefully sculpting them to replace tissue in other areas that are missing or deformed. The surgeon sews together tiny blood vessels and nerves under a microscope allowing the living tissue to remain healthy. In select cases, microsurgical tissue transfer is the ideal choice of reconstruction.

Skin and Soft Tissue Tumors or Lesions

Our staff is experienced at treating and repairing many types of skin and soft tissue tumors or lesions that appear on the face. This includes birthmarks, moles or cysts that may occur on the skin or underneath the skin. While tumors can be a sign of cancer, in most cases, tumors are merely abnormal growths of tissue. Removing these defects is often a subjective decision based on your child's physical appearance. Surgery may be a necessity if the problem interferes with your child's physical function.

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