Plastic surgery can resolve a number of functional and aesthetic issues that may affect children, issues that can not only impact their physiology, but their self-esteem as well. The fact is, plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures can significantly improve both form and function of facial and body areas that are malformed due to congenital defects, cancer, traumatic injury, and other factors. From aesthetic issues such as having ears that protrude a bit too prominently from the sides of the head, to cleft lip and palate conditions, to major reconstruction after trauma or cancer, our specialists at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery are skilled in some of the most advanced plastic and reconstruction procedures available. Our goal is to provide your child with the most effective treatment possible, and results that look natural.
Plastic surgery may be the best option for children who are in need of:
- Cleft lip / cleft palate repair
- Stitches and laceration repair
- Removal of congenital lesions / hemangiomas / skin growths
- Reconstruction after cancer
- Ear pinning surgery (otoplasty)
- Birth defects
- Reconstruction after traumatic injury (dog bites, accidents, falls, burns, other injuries)
During a child’s formative years, perceived imperfections in their appearance can cause them to have a low self-esteem and, in some cases, they may become the object of ridicule by peers. Plastic surgery can be very beneficial in restoring areas of the body that may have been affected by the conditions listed above or other factors, and can prevent problems that may occur as your child continues to develop.
Schedule a Consultation with the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery
If you would like to learn more about how plastic and reconstructive surgery can help your child, please contact the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery. We will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.