Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Pediatiric Plastic Surgery is performed in case of some children, born with complex abnormalities in their appearance and growth of the face and skull. These congenital complications may also involve the heart, brain, lungs, gastrointestinal tract or liver. There is a particular condition named craniosynostosis, in which bone sutures of the face or skull are fused rather than open. Because of this children may experience brain dysfunction or abnormal development due to increased pressure within the skull. To treat this particular abnormality, Craniofacial Surgery is performed. Craniofacial surgery is a major component of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. As per the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the USA in 2015, which shows 2% increase over 2014.