Pediatric Reconstruction

Pediatric plastic surgery is a medical specialty which aims to correct a child's physical deformity and restore a more normal appearance.

Pediatric Reconstructive Procedures
Pediatric Plastic Surgery involves the treatment of children who are afflicted with congenital anomalies and deformities from trauma or from cancer surgery. As a discipline, this field covers a complex range of conditions. Some of the most common are:
  • cleft lip and cleft palate
  • craniosynostosis (abnormal head shape)
  • jaw deformities
  • microtia (absence of an ear)
  • hemangiomas (vascular tumors)
  • hairy nevus
  • birth marks
  • burns
  • limb salvage
  • hand deformities
The best candidates for this procedure are children which have:
  • birth defects (such as hypertelorism, Crouzon's disease, Apert's syndrome)
  • injuries to the head, face, or jaws (maxillofacial)
  • tumors
  • deformities caused by treatments of tumors
All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike.

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.

If you have questions that are not answered in this website, then please contact us.

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