Children's Plastic Surgery


People often associate plastic surgery with Hollywood glamour and good looks. But in some cases, especially those involving children, plastic surgery is necessary for daily life.

Think about a girl whose chin is rebuilt after a dog bite, or a boy whose face is reconstructed after a car accident. They have had a type of plastic surgery called reconstructive surgery, which improves and restores the function of a part of the body.

At Mercy, our pediatric specialists are dedicated to the reconstruction of the face and body after trauma, burns and disease. 

We also specialize in surgically repairing such birth defects as:

  • Cleft lip and palate – a condition in which the mouth or lips don't form properly, which can cause speech problems.
  • Craniofacial anomalies – birth defects involving the face, neck, skull or jaw that can affect speech, breathing or vision.
  • Apert syndrome – a condition in which the seams between the skull bones close earlier than normal, affecting the shape of the head, face, hands and feet.

Pediatric specialists at Mercy also can perform surgery to reshape normal structures of the body to improve your child’s ability to perform daily activities, to restore self-esteem and to help put the pieces of everyday life back in place.

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