Pediatric plastic surgery is technically any operation that improves a child’s physical appearance, but what we do at Nemours is different. We’re focused on pediatric plastic surgery that betters the movement and function of parts affected by injury, disease, genetic syndromes, birth defects, or abnormal development and improves a child’s outside appearance and helps kids feel better about themselves on the inside.
Common Conditions or Injuries for Pediatric Plastic Surgery
- craniofacial impairments: defects or deformities of the head, skull, or face (like cleft lip and palate) that are genetic or congenital (meaning present since birth)
- wounds and facial injuries
- skin lesions
- head or neck tumors
- vascular malformations (such as complex birthmarks)
- vascular anomalies and hemangiomas (blood vessel abnormalities)
- other pediatric conditions requiring plastic surgery
No matter what your child's pediatric plastic surgery needs, know that our care doesn’t end once you leave the hospital. Our goal at Nemours is to offer your child the most effective treatment with as few operations as possible. Regardless of whether your child needs one procedure or several over time, our pediatric plastic surgery team is here for your family throughout the entire process.
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- photo ID
- medical and pharmacy insurance cards
- preferred pharmacy name and phone number
- names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
- guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
Bring these forms for your first appointment:
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
- Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
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Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families
For your convenience, board-certified pediatric plastic surgery experts from Nemours Children’s Health System extend renowned care to children and families in Volusia and Flagler counties. They provide comprehensive plastic surgery evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for children in our community, including pre and postoperative care.
Pediatric Plastic Surgery Expertise Closer to Home
Our pediatric plastic surgery expertise spans nearly every skull and craniofacial condition requiring surgical care, from cleft lip/cleft palate and craniosynostosis to facial deformities (jaw, ears, eyes) and vascular anomalies (blood-vessel problems).
As with any surgical procedure, our goal is to provide your child the most effective treatment with the minimum number of operations possible. Pediatric plastic surgeries are often performed by a coordinated team of specialists that may also include:
- ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons
- eye surgeons
- general surgeons
If Your Child Needs Surgery or an Overnight Hospital Stay
Plastic surgery is performed by Nemours plastic surgeons (and, when necessary, a team of surgical specialists) at Wolfson Children’s Hospital attached to our Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville location or at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. When appropriate, our pediatric plastic surgeons can also perform minimally invasive surgery (surgeries with smaller incisions resulting in faster healing) using advanced, state-of-the-art laparoscopic and endoscopic technologies.
Whether your child needs one operation or several over time, our care doesn’t end once your child leaves the hospital. Our pediatric plastic surgery team is here to serve as a resource for your family throughout the entire process.
Electronic Health Record: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Progress
No matter where your child receives care at Nemours, your medical team (including your primary care provider) can access your child’s medical history, test results and visit notes anytime through our award-winning electronic health record system.
You can also view parts of your child's health records, communicate with your Nemours care team, make appointments, request prescription refills and more through our MyNemours online patient portal.