Children often face medical issues very different from the experiences of an adult patient. Many birth defects or syndromes present at birth are best treated in childhood, and paediatric plastic surgeons specialize in treating these conditions in children. Conditions commonly treated by paediatric plastic surgeons include craniofacial anomalies, Syndactyly (webbing of the fingers and toes), Polydactyly (excess fingers and toes at birth), cleft lip and palate, and congenital hand deformities.
Does your child needs surgery to fix a deformity caused by a birth defect, injury, illness, or tumour? Shanti Nursing Home A Multispeciality Hospitalexperienced Paediatric department has the experience to diagnose and treat both rare and common disorders that affect the function and appearance of the body.
Common conditions treated include:
Safe ear/nose piercing – Besides the ritual and scientific beliefs, people love to get their ear/nose pierced to change their overall appearance and look classy. We provide safe and painless ear/nose piercing services. This system is gentle, quick, and offers precise results. It is a better option especially in case of kids, because of their sensitive skin and low pain tolerance.
Hand/feet anomalies – Syndactyly, polydactyly, macrodactyly, and cleft foot are few of the common anomalies seen in children after birth. Children develop prehension with the hands they have and are usually not self-conscious of the difference until they socialise in school. Surgery is necessary to improve a child’s function and cosmesis. This is normally performed within the first 2 years of life. Advantages include a full potential for growth, development, and patterns of use; improved scarring; early incorporation of the reconstructed part; and reduced psychologic effect.
Genital abnormalities – Disorders of the external genitalia are especially troubling for parents because of the unconscious emotional significance of these reproductive structures and, probably, the consequent impact of deformities on future generations. Surgical techniques to correct genital malformations depend on the type of anomaly, its complexity, the patient’s symptoms and the correct embryological interpretation of the anomaly. Few examples are hypospadias, epispadias, hydrocele, hypoplastic or hypertrophic labia majora, clitoral abnormalities or ambiguous genitalia.