From burn scars to congenital conditions, there are many reasons why a child might need plastic or reconstructive surgery. This means there are a variety of resources that provide information and support for patients and families surrounding this topic.
Children’s Hospital Colorado has compiled some of what we consider the most helpful resources for your family. If you have any questions or need information about specific topics, please contact our hospital directly.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery resources for cleft lip and palate and craniofacial conditions
Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Our Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic website provides information about treatment for children with cleft lip and palate conditions. The dedicated Resources for Families page specific to cleft lip and palate also offers information and resources about plastic and reconstructive surgery for cleft lip and palate.
Craniofacial Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Our Craniofacial Center covers treatment for children with craniofacial conditions and talks about what patients and families can expect before, during and after surgery.
Children’s Craniofacial Association
Children’s Craniofacial Association is a nonprofit organization based in Dallas that provides information about craniofacial conditions and networking support for families.
Face-to-Face Colorado seeks to foster an empowered and connected community of people affected by cleft lip and/or cleft palate across the state. They work with children, families, friends and care providers to ensure they have the resources to thrive and influence positive change in their communities.
Reconstructive surgery following burns
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website provides educational tools, including courses, workshops and webinars. This page covers techniques used in burn scar reconstruction and goals of surgery.
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
The Phoenix Society serves burn survivors, loved ones, burn care professionals, researchers and anyone else committed to empowering the burn community and building a safer world. The website offers support and discusses the impact of reconstructive surgery.
American Burn Association
The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation and prevention. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, fire fighters and hospitals with burn centers.
The difference between aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgery website discusses aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.