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Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery

Parents of children born with facial abnormalities and other disfiguring conditions turn to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California for the gift of hope. It is the hope that their child can look and feel like other children and live without the self-consciousness and teasing that come with being different. The pediatric plastic surgeons at the Northern California Shriners Hospital provide care that allows children with abnormal growths and scars to regain normal body function, prevent health problems and improve their appearance. Care extends to children with congenital abnormalities as well as children living with wounds, scars and disfigurements caused by accidents.

Plastic surgery conditions treated include:

  • Bed sores – decubitus ulcer
  • Birthmarks
  • Cauliflower ear
  • Cleft lip
  • Dog bites
  • Ear abnormalities
  • Facial feature abnormalities
  • Hairy nevus
  • Large wounds
  • Lumps and bumps (soft tissue tumors, cysts, hemangiomas)
  • Microtia
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Poland's syndrome
  • Purpura fulminans
  • Scars from any cause
  • Skin removal after weight loss surgery
  • Toxic epidermal neurolysis, Steven's Johnson syndrome

The medical team

Pirko Maguina, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
Hugh Vu, M.D., M,P.H., Plastic Surgeon
Victoria F. Owens, R.N., MSN, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner