Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Not only can birth defects and injuries affect a child’s appearance or function, they can also harm confidence and development. Geisinger’s plastic surgeons can correct physical abnormalities to help children regain function and feel good about their appearance.

Common pediatric plastic surgery procedures include:

  • Repairing congenital birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, hand and finger abnormalities, craniosynostosis (skull abnormalities) and hemangioma/vascular malformations.
  • Correcting breast asymmetry and deformities, as well as development of male breasts (gynecomastia) in adolescents
  • Repairing and reconstructing tissue after injury to improve function while minimizing scarring


What you should know about pediatric plastic surgery:

  • Pediatric plastic surgeons are specialists who treat abnormalities and injuries in children, from infants to adolescents.
  • Pediatric plastic surgeons dedicate their practice to treating children and have specialized training to do so.

Why choose Geisinger for pediatric plastic surgery?

  • Skilled surgeons: Our plastic surgeons have extensive training in surgical reconstruction. They care about families and answer all questions and concerns. They take the time to evaluate each condition and recommend the right surgical treatment. This know-how and dedication means children receive top care.
  • Specialty clinic: Geisinger’s Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic is a dedicated clinic where specialists work together to help your child. They improve not only appearance, but also outlook on life. In addition to plastic surgeons, our cleft team includes:
    • Ear, nose and throat specialists
    • Dentists, orthodontics, and oral surgeons
    • Speech therapists
    • Child psychologists and social workers
    • Geneticists

Treats these conditions

Plastic surgery can make a big difference helping children feel good about their appearance and their abilities if they are diagnosed with certain conditions.

  • Burns
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Complex wounds and burns
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia)
  • Repair or reconstruction after surgery or cancer treatment
  • Skin lesions and suspicious moles

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