Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Pediatric plastic surgeons at St. Louis Children’s Hospital perform kid-focused reconstructive and plastic surgery. We address issues children are born with (known as congenital issues), as well as changes children and adolescents want to make to improve their quality of life.
Our plastic surgeons are committed to creating treatment plans tailored to your child’s needs and goals. To do this, we work with you to understand the full picture of your child’s activities, environment and needs. Our surgeons consider you and your child to be key partners in our care team.
Plastic Surgery Areas of Focus
Our pediatric plastic surgeons address the full spectrum of children’s plastic surgery needs, with focused services in the following areas:
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Mobius syndrome
- Facial nerve disorders
- Craniosynostosis and craniofacial anomalies
- Birth-related brachial plexus and nerve injuries
- Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery)
- Gender affirming surgery
- Adolescent breast surgery
- Bone Grafting
- Corneal Neurotization
- Ear Molding
- Gender Affirmation Surgery
- Facial Reanimation
- Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM)
- Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)
Why Choose Pediatric Plastic Surgery?
We understand that any surgery — no matter whether it is considered “simple” or complex — can be scary for both children and parents. That’s why our plastic surgeons focus extensively on continually improving outcomes and making surgery as safe as possible — in addition to addressing your and your child’s concerns and goals.
Learn what makes us unique
We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us in making health care better for all children. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids.