Plastic Surgery

A pediatric plastic surgery patient

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.

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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)
  • burns
  • 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.

Bryn Mawr

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 542-3300
Fax: (610) 542-3320

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • 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
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You and your child have easy access to all of the expertise of Nemours pediatric plastic surgeons at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr. Our state-of-the-art pediatric specialty clinic (which houses The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr) is located right across the street from Bryn Mawr Hospital, connected by a skywalk. Here, we offer the excellence in care for which Nemours is nationally known, close to your home and with convenient hours.

Our experienced plastic surgeons from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., are available to consult on all kinds of pediatric plastic surgical procedures. We understand kids’ physical, emotional and social needs related to surgery, and that any operation can be scary — for parents and families, too.

Plastic Surgery at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Our pediatric plastic surgeons have a wealth of expertise in providing care care for children with:

  • facial cysts
  • facial masses
  • facial injuries (including fractures)
  • chronic wounds
  • abnormal shape of the ears
  • breast abnormalities (including asymmetry or excessive breast tissue in young men or young women)

We often partner with other Nemours specialists to ensure that your child continues to receive a personalized care plan before and after surgery. These specialists may include:

  • orthopedic surgeons
  • endocrinologists
  • geneticists (doctors who can offer insights about genetic disorders that might have resulted in a birth defect or deformity)
  • dermatologists (skin doctors)
  • multiple other specialists available at other nearby Nemours locations
The Surgery Center at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Located inside Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr was designed by physicians, nurses and parents, and includes a number of family-friendly features to make your visit more comfortable. The center has:

  • two fully equipped operating rooms
  • eight private pre-op rooms (where you can stay with your child right up until the time of surgery)
  • a comfortable waiting area

After undergoing pediatric plastic surgery, your child will return to the same room and will usually have the same nurse.

Depending on your child’s needs and the specific procedure required, the physician will let you know if the operation can be offered in the facility’s surgery center, or if you need to be referred to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

What to Expect

If your child needs pediatric plastic surgery, you can rely on the pediatric surgical expertise offered at The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr. You’ll find step-by-step instructions and information about what to expect before, during and right after surgery in our guidebook. (If your child will be getting surgery at another location, please talk to your child's doctor to find out what to expect.)