Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery is an important treatment option for external deformities that require special care and precision. Doctors in this field are trained to work with the growing bodies of children to ensure proper development and functioning.
Pediatric plastic surgery may be performed to reshape or repair damage or deformities caused by birth defects, trauma or for cosmetic purposes. Pediatric plastic surgical procedures may include surgeries to correct problems associated with:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Ear and nose problems
- Birth marks
- Burns, burn contractures and scars
- Traumatic injuries
- Gynecomastia (male breast deformity)
- Congenital breast abnormalities such as Poland's Syndrome
- Congenital and traumatic hand deformities
Surgeons can work with families and may treat infants and children into adulthood. Doctors will develop a customized treatment plan based on each patient's individual condition. Dr. Driscoll is a staff plastic surgeon at the Tufts Floating Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Burns in Boston and performs about 200 pediatric cases per year.