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Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis provides a variety of specialized plastic surgery care to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Our pediatric plastic surgeons offer an outpatient clinic for evaluations, and 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 burns and accidents. Our plastic surgeons also perform minor surgeries at the St. Louis Shriners Hospital, that don't require an intensive care unit stay.

Plastic surgery conditions treated include:

  • Craniofacial, including craniosynostosis
  • Facial trauma/fractures
  • Septoplasty/rhinoplasty
  • Facial plastic surgery in children
  • Scar revision
  • Speech surgery (VPI)
  • Orthognathic jaw surgery
  • Breast surgery (reduction and asymmetry)
  • Gynecomastia  
  • Flap coverage
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Otoplasty
  • Facial reanimation
  • Orbital reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Fat grafting
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Vascular malformation
  • Lesion/nevi removal
  • Ear molding
  • Head shaping
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Wound treatment
  • Burns
  • Skin contractures

Other conditions not listed above will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis with consideration given to the specialized care provided by this and other Shriners Hospitals for Children. If, during the referral/inquiry process, our clinical team determines the patient’s needs would be best met at another Shriners Hospitals for Children, we will refer the patient to the appropriate hospital.

Collaborative approach to care

The specialists at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis provide a comprehensive approach to meeting each child’s individual needs through specialized evaluation and treatment. As a team working with parents, our goal is to restore each child physically, emotionally and socially. Every child is evaluated by a team of professionals who coordinate the child’s treatment. All care and services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.