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Pediatric Plastic Surgery

If your child needs plastic surgery, it is important to be well-informed on the specific procedure before and after the operation takes place. Pediatric surgeons at MaineHealth are available to answer questions and address any concerns related to pediatric plastic surgery.

What is pediatric plastic surgery?

Some conditions that are treated with plastic surgery include:

  • Cleft lip

  • Cleft palate

  • Birth marks

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Ear deformities

  • Tumors

  • Burns

  • Facial bone fractures

  • Malformations in the face or skull

Doctors and surgeons work with children and their families to determine the best treatment option for their condition or injury, which in some cases is plastic surgery. Plastic surgery sometimes is the best option to restore mobility, function, and appearance to the part of the child’s body affected by their condition or injury.

Pediatric plastic surgery risks

As with any surgery, pediatric plastic surgery has potential risks and side effects depending on the present health condition and specific surgery to be performed. Talk with your pediatric surgeon about risks specific to pediatric plastic surgery.