Plastic Surgery

plastic surgery

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Cleft Lip Repair

  • The cleft lip is brought together and stitched to create a normal "cupid's bow" shape to the upper lip
  • Child is seen in the Craniofacial Clinic which features visits from multiple different doctors to provide complete care
  • Most insurance companies will cover the reconstruction
  • Typically performed at 10 weeks of age
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time is one or two nights in the hospital with two to four weeks for decreased swelling

Cleft Palate Repair

  • Tissue is drawn together from both sides of the cleft to rebuild the roof of the mouth
  • Child is seen in the Craniofacial Clinic which features visits from multiple different doctors to provide complete care
  • Most insurance companies will cover the reconstruction
  • Typically performed at 9 to 18 months of age
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time is two to four nights in the hospital with two to four weeks for decreased swelling

Nasal Reconstruction

  • Reshaping nose to gain natural appearance after cleft lip
  • Typically performed in the teens
  • Operating room procedure

Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)

  • Reshaping ears to regain folds
  • Placing ears closer to the scalp to decrease prominence
  • Typically performed before school age 5-7 years
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery time one to two weeks

Pediatric plastic surgery

 
 
 

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