What to Look For in a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

What to Look For in a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

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All children become sick or injured at some point, and most of those problems can be examined and treated by a pediatrician. However, pediatricians are not the only type of doctor with special training for treating children. A pediatric plastic surgeon is qualified to treat children who need surgery to fix a deformity caused by birth defects, injury, illness, and tumors. 

Unlike adults, children cannot always say what is bothering them in an effective way, or determine pain levels properly. They don’t know how to answer or ask the correct types of medical questions, and may not always be cooperative during tests and examinations. If your pediatrician suggests that your child is in need of seeing a pediatric plastic surgeon, they have a wide range of treatment options, tools, training, and most importantly the greatest skill sets to deal with children of all ages. 

Pediatric plastic surgeons focus on what will make the movement and function of different parts better on children affected by injury, disease, genetic syndromes, birth defects, or abnormal development, helping kids feel better about themselves on the inside. A pediatric surgeon treats the following:

  • Birthmarks and scars
  • Burns
  • Cleft lip and palate (birth defect)
  • Misshapen skull (birth defect)
  • Protruding or missing ears (birth defect)
  • Birth defect of the limbs and chest (webbed fingers and toes)

Pediatric plastic surgeons will treat your child from birth to adulthood, so look for a pediatric plastic surgeon that will be compassionate and devote their time to your family. Pediatric surgeons should know how to examine and treat your child with patience. Pediatric plastic surgeons will have rooms with toys and books to keep your child entertained and less nervous for their treatment.

Turn to the pediatric plastic surgeons at the Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Request an appointment online or call one of our convenient locations in South Florida at (954) 983-1899 today.