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Pediatric Surgery

Plastic surgery procedures are performed on children for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes.

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Specialized Care

Pediatric plastic surgeons may specialize in certain birth defects or injuries. Not sure what type of specialist to seek out? You can start by asking your child’s pediatrician, who may be able to refer you for specialized treatments.

Many people seek our assistance for various pediatric plastic surgery procedures. This can be something like a mole, skin tag, or cyst, however, can range to even more complex surgical reconstruction. Dr. Priti Patel provides comprehensive reconstruction that is completed in a way that diminishes scarring. Skin grafts and tissue reconstruction are additional procedures that we perform as well.

Pediatric plastic surgery is about form and function, however we always try to incorporate aesthetics as well. Certain congenital conditions, such as hairy nevi – a giant, darkly pigmented hairy patch of skin that continues to grow as the child grows – may lead to cancer if left untreated. Thus, these are indications where we try to provide prompt treatment while attempting to gain the best possible cosmetic outcome.

Pediatric Plastic Surgeon

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

If your child needs surgery to fix a deformity caused by a birth defect, injury, illness, or tumor, a pediatric plastic surgeon has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.

Special care from a pediatric plastic surgeon may be needed and may make the difference in achieving the best possible result. If you think your child needs this kind of special care, request a visit with Dr. Priti Patel.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Provide?

Pediatric plastic surgeons generally provide treatment for the following:

  • Birth defects of the face and skull (cleft lip and palate, misshapen skull)
  • Birth defects of the ear (protruding or absent ear)
  • Birth defects of the chest and limbs (misshapen breasts, webbed fingers and toes)
  • Injuries to the head, face, hands, arms, and legs
  • Birthmarks and scars
  • Burns

FAQ's

Do Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Have Special Training?

Yes, Dr. Priti Patel is a surgeon who has undergone significant training to become a Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon. We provide comprehensive surgical care for both adults and children of all ages.

Will I Have a Scar?

Generally, there is no way to remove scars altogether. However, our techniques minimize scarring by hiding them in less obvious areas. We carefully plan out our surgical care to achieve great results. This will be reviewed during your consultation.

How Should I Choose a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

When choosing a surgeon, you should research the surgeons training to ensure that they have the proper training in the procedure that your child needs performed. Being board certified by American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery means that our doctor holds the highest standards in care.

Is Plastic Surgery Considered “Cosmetic” For Certain Disorders?

Occasionally some procedures may be considered cosmetic. However, the majority of times a procedure is restoring a body part, back to its normal form and it is considered reconstructive. We would be happy to evaluate you in consultation to help determine which situation would apply to your child's condition.


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