Children's Hospital Colorado

Our Plastic Surgery Specialists

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The comprehensive pediatric plastic surgery team at Children’s Hospital Colorado provides specialized care for a variety of conditions, from common cysts and moles to complex congenital defects and birth abnormalities. We also perform reconstructive plastic surgery following traumatic injury.

One dedicated team for all of your child’s needs

A team of plastic surgeons, clinical nurse specialists and plastic surgery physician assistants work together to evaluate and treat children with a range of conditions, including:

  • Congenital and acquired facial differences
  • Facial clefts
  • Hand anomalies
  • Skin conditions
  • Breast conditions
  • Vascular malformations

We develop an individualized care plan based on your child’s unique needs. Our team may also refer children to multidisciplinary clinics such as the Craniofacial Clinic, Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and the Vascular Anomalies Center.

Pediatric reconstructive plastic surgeons

Our plastic surgeons perform a range of surgeries to treat many conditions, including facial differences, vascular anomalies, breast and chest conditions for girls and boys, ear deformities, and hand anomalies.

Pediatric cleft lip and palate experts

Our cleft care surgeons have specialized fellowship training and experience in treating cleft lip and palate. Cleft care ranges from infancy into adulthood and includes:

  • Infant feeding success
  • Cleft lip repair
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Speech surgery
  • Gumline bone grafting
  • Jaw surgery
  • Cleft rhinoplasty (nose reconstruction)

Pediatric craniofacial experts

Surgeons with fellowship training in craniofacial surgery focus on a range of craniofacial conditions. These include:

  • Care of infants with deformational plagiocephaly
  • Simple craniosynostosis
  • Complex craniosynostosis
  • Birth anomalies of the facial skeleton
  • Jaw anomalies
  • Facial tumors

Pediatric hand anomaly experts

Surgeons fellowship-trained in pediatric hand surgery also focus on upper extremity care for concerns like congenital hand abnormalities and traumatic hand injuries. They also work together with similarly trained orthopedic surgeons to treat concerns of the hand and upper extremities.

Ear deformity experts

Our plastic surgeons are specialty-trained to treat pediatric patients with ear deformities, especially from microtia (an underdeveloped ear) or a traumatic injury such as a dog bite or laceration.

Breast and chest wall reconstruction experts

These doctors focus on caring for children with breast and chest wall concerns. These include macromastia (large breasts), breast birth defects and asymmetries, adolescent male gynecomastia and adolescent gender affirmation surgery.

Microsurgery and nerve experts

Our fellowship-trained pediatric nerve and microsurgery experts specialize repairing the body on a smaller scale, focusing on things like blood vessels and nerves. Much of our microsurgical reconstruction has to do with upper extremity concerns like brachial plexus injuries and facial palsy/paralysis.

Pediatric plastic surgery physician assistants

Our physician assistants are specially trained to work with children who have birth anomalies or traumatic injuries. They work with our surgeons to assist families whose children need reconstructive plastic surgery.

Physician assistants evaluate patients, help develop care plans, assist in the operating room and perform procedures like suture removal and laser therapy.

Pediatric plastic surgery clinical nurse specialists

Our nurses are specially trained to work with children who need plastic or reconstructive surgery to repair birth anomalies or traumatic injuries. They help develop care plans for after your child goes home, arrange follow-up visits and support your family during recovery at home.