Specialized care for our littlest ones.
Plastic surgery procedures are performed on children for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes.
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
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.
What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Provide?
Pediatric plastic surgeons generally provide treatment for the following: