Pediatric Plastic Surgery

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Plastic Surgery

Expertise for Children and Teens

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Our world-class plastic surgeons help children who need plastic or reconstructive surgery for facial impairments, congenital deformities (birth defects), genetic syndromes, tumors and injuries involving the skull, face, mouth, ears and eyes, jaw, and blood vessels. Pediatric plastic surgery isn’t just about improving a child’s appearance — it’s about improving function and helping kids feel comfortable, inside and out.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

We see a full spectrum of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending upon the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

  • birthmarks
  • breast conditions
  • burns
  • cleft and craniofacial anomalies
  • craniosynostosis
  • ear anomalies (problems with how the ears are formed)
  • facial tumors and injuries
  • head or neck tumors
  • malocclusion (when there's a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws)
  • skin lesions
  • vascular malformations
  • wounds
Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

If your child needs reconstructive or plastic surgery, you can count on our pediatric board-certified plastic surgeons and specialized teams, who are extremely skilled in procedures ranging from the routine to the complex. We offer the highest level of expertise, with extensive experience and/or subspecialty training in a variety of pediatric conditions. Year after year, we’re recognized as Best Doctors in America® or “Top Doctors” in our region. When appropriate, our pediatric plastic surgeons can also perform minimally invasive surgery (operations with smaller incisions resulting in faster healing) using advanced, state-of-the-art technologies.

Regional Plastic Surgery Highlights

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

Highlights of Our Care

We offer pediatric plastic surgery care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and satellite Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations.

  • a highly trained pediatric plastic surgery team, including a surgical nurse liaison to keep you updated about your child’s progress during surgery
  • advanced, fully equipped surgical care at duPont Hospital for Children, as well as pediatric outpatient surgery centers at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr and Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Deptford, with imaging capabilities onsite
  • access to more than 30 other medical specialties if your child needs additional care
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware right across from our main hospital campus, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays
  • academic affiliations with Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Christiana Care Health System

Featured Programs

We offer specialized programs such as:

Highlights of Our Care

We offer pediatric plastic surgery care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville (in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital) and select satellite locations.

  • surgeries performed at neighbor and collaborating hospital, Wolfson Children’s Hospital with follow-ups after surgery in the hospital and at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville
  • academic and clinical affiliations with the University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Florida

Featured Programs

We offer specialized programs such as:

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Plastic surgery girl patient with cleft lip and palate

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