Pediatric Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

UT Southwestern Medical Center has one of the largest, most experienced group of pediatric reconstructive plastic surgeons in the United States, with specialists devoted to helping infants, children, and adolescents with disfigurements and abnormalities resulting from birth defects, trauma, injury, or disease. Our board-certified plastic surgeons rely on extensive experience, unique techniques, and leading-edge discoveries to successfully achieve a more normal appearance while restoring function and mobility.

Patients can rely on our board-certified surgeons for guidance with all types of pediatric issues affecting the head, face, limbs, and/or bodies, including those that are very complex and/or rare. We focus on what’s safe and effective for the individual patient.

New & Noteworthy

"The children we treat are our heroes. Some are facing the most complicated situations imaginable such as abnormalities that significantly affect the normal appearance and development of their faces."

Alex Kane, M.D.
Professor, Plastic Surgery

Our pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery team specializes in:

  • Brachial plexus reconstruction
  • Burns
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery
  • Facial reanimation
  • Hand and upper extremity abnormalities
  • Hemangiomas (vascular malformations and birthmarks)
  • Injuries from trauma
  • Lower extremity abnormalities
  • Reconstruction after cancer treatments

Personalized Care for Children

Our team is nationally and internationally recognized for advancements in pediatric reconstructive procedures. As part of a leading-edge academic medical institution, we balance knowledge and experience with thousands of patients to define the most effective options available.

Our research defines improvements to surgical techniques, the most effective applications for new technology, and how the body heals and responds to treatment. UT Southwestern surgeons teach future physicians, as well as those already in practice, the latest techniques and findings regarding pediatric reconstructive procedures.

Just as important, children and their families can expect a very personalized approach to care. Our surgeons are accessible – willing to explain the need for a reconstructive procedure and what can be expected afterward. We welcome questions and calls from parents wanting information about their child’s treatment options and progress.

Groundbreaking Reconstructive Surgery

Our pediatric reconstruction team offers the full spectrum of medical and surgical care pediatric patients need. This includes a precise initial evaluation that directs the surgery, post-operative care, and support after the procedure. Our plastic surgeons are key members of multidisciplinary teams within UT Southwestern that include neurologists, neurosurgeons, physical medicine physicians, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and other doctors and health care professionals.