Other Pediatric Areas

Procedures Include

Adolescent Breast Surgery
Deformities in the chest area in teens and young adults including breast asymmetry and deformities can develop in early or late puberty and can affect both boys and girls. Breast surgery is considered and performed to correct problems with the size and shape of the breast, how the breast looks, as well as the underlying cause of the problem. Surgical correction can be achieved often with minimal scars, which can be concealed in the natural contours of the breast.

Burn Reconstruction
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Fat Grafting
Fat grafting, fat transfer or fat injections, is the surgical process by which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another area by extracting adipose fat by liposuction, processing the fat, and then reinjecting purified fat into the area needing improvement. This is often used in facial reconstruction, such as with patients with hemifacial microsomia, to add volume to symmetrize the face.

Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic Corrective Jaw Surgery involves moving the bones of the upper or lower jaw or both. The jaws are lengthened or shortened, moved up or down, in or out, resulting in a more harmonious bite and facial appearance. The timing of orthognathic surgery is such that it is done after completion of facial growth. In females this is typically around 16 years of age and in males, 18 years of age.

Rhinoplasty may be performed in infants with cleft lip, as part of the cleft lip and nasal repair. Patients with clefts often benefit from a definitive rhinoplasty procedure to address facial symmetry and any breathing problems. The timing is once facial maturity has been reached, when the face is no longer growing. Rhinoplasty may be performed after trauma, when the nasal bones are fractured. Rhinoplasty may be performed for aesthetic and or functional reasons as well.

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Tissue Expansion
Tissue expansion is a relatively straightforward procedure that enables the body to “grow” extra skin for use in reconstructing almost any part of the body. A silicone balloon expander is inserted under the skin near the area to be repaired and then is gradually filled with saline or carbon dioxide over time, causing the skin to stretch and grow. It is most commonly used for breast reconstruction following breast removal, but it is also used to repair skin damaged by birth defects, accidents, surgery and in certain cosmetic procedures.