Patient Procedures for Plastic Surgery

Our patient procedure sheets have been designed to help parents and guardians and their children to better understand the plastic surgery tests that have been scheduled by a physician. Please select the procedure below to learn more.

  • Alveolar Bone Graft – a surgery to add bone to the gum ridge in a child who was born with both a cleft lip and a cleft palate
  • Cleft Lip Repair – a surgery to fix a cleft lip
  • Cleft Palate Repair – a surgery to fix a cleft, or hole, in the palate, or the roof of the mouth
  • Craniofacial Surgery – an operation to fix congenital (con-JEN-it-ool) defects of the skull, meaning problems that were present at birth, or injuries to the soft tissue and bone in the head and neck
  • Ear Molding – a predictable non-surgical treatment for infants born with congenital ear deformations
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Evaluations - audiological and speech language tests conducted prior to scheduling a cleft lip and/or palate repair
  • Fronto-Orbital Advancement – a surgery used to reshape and reposition the bones of the forehead and orbits
  • Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM) – a treatment option used to prepare your child for the lip closure surgery by to bringing the gum pads (alveolus) together and reducing the size of the cleft/gap between the lips.
  • Orthognathic Surgery – a surgery to reconstruct a jaw that’s out of alignment
  • Otoplasty (Ear Pinning or Reshaping) – a specialized plastic surgery procedure done to improve the appearance and position of large or protruding ears (prominauris)
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment – a doctor uses a bright laser light to remove birthmarks known as vascular malformations, including port wine stains
  • Scar Revision Surgery – a surgery to restore movement and function (reconstructive) and to improve appearance (aesthetic) of unfavorable scars
  • Septorhinoplasty – a surgery used to treat acquired and congenital problems that affect the appearance and function of your child’s nose
  • Spring Assisted Cranioplasty – allows reshaping and expansion of skull to improve head shape and prevent pressure from developing
  • Tissue Expansion – a way for doctors to create skin that can be used to repair or replace other skin just about anywhere on the body