Plastic surgery can help improve, appearance, function and quality of life in children with congenital and acquired conditions. Dr. Manoj K Johar offers expert evaluation and advanced plastic and reconstructive surgery with comprehensive aftercare for children in Noida, UP. Please contact Dr. Johar’s office for an appointment today!
What is children’s plastic surgery?
Children’s Plastic Surgery is a special program offering expert diagnosis and management for a full range of congenital and acquired conditions in children. Being a special group, their needs are special too. Our multispecialty team offers a single platform that enables us to evaluate each child’s condition & determine the best treatment plan for them.
Children’s plastic surgery is aimed at
- Appropriate, affordable, specialised and quality care for children’s problems
- The parents to be informed of their treatment options
- Personalised treatment for children from infancy through their adolescence and young adulthood.
- Providing a single platform & combined team approach
Who is a good candidate for children’s plastic surgery?
Children with a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions are good candidates to avail theses services. Some of the common ones are
- Cleft Lip and Palate
- Genitourinary reconstruction
- Obstetric brachial plexus injuries, often occurring after an abnormal or difficult birth
- Paediatric cranial reconstruction
- Pierre Robin Sequence
- Congenital hand and foot anomalies (e.g., syndactyly, polydactyly, hypoplastic thumb, trigger thumb, cleft hand)
- Ear surgeries
- Jaw surgeries
- Spinal anomalies with Neurosurgery Specialty (e.g., myelomeningocele)
- Vascular anomalies (e.g., haemangiomas, vascular malformations, lymphatic malformations) are also addressed in this program & we offer the latest treatments, including lasers
- Wounds (e.g., bites,burns, injuries)
What should you expect during the consultation?
You will meet our team members and your surgeon will personally evaluate your child’s condition and will ask your child's health history. A children’s physician (paediatrician) may also be consulted at the same visit or later. You will have an opportunity to discuss treatment options and the recommended course of treatment, explore outcomes of procedures and the potential risks and complications associated, and get your questions answered.
What should you expect during the treatment?
Your child’s medical fitness before surgery is assessed by the paediatrician and anaesthesia team. Some diagnostic testing and medications can be prescribed by them. Once the medical fitness is declared, instructions for the day of the surgery are given. On discharge, postoperative care and follow-up instructions are explained.
What should you expect during the recovery following children’s plastic surgery?
There can be some discomfort, swelling and pain after surgery. Post-surgery medications are prescribed for your child’s faster recovery. Our team will advise you on the care of the surgical site and feeding or activity restrictions that may be necessary to promote normal healing. Also, specific issues to be monitored in the general health of your child during recovery can be discussed with your doctor. Periodic follow-ups are advised to monitor the child and his/her health status.
How much does children’s plastic surgery cost?
Treatment cost varies based on the type of procedure planned as well as lot of other factors like presence of other medical conditions, choice of operative facility, room choice etc. Multidisciplinary team care is considered essential for this condition and should be figured into your decision-making process. We also offer short stay surgeries (like same day surgeries) to save costs. While cost is an important consideration from your perspective, it should not override clinical considerations and that’s why a balanced approach is advisable.
Will my insurance plan cover it?
Reconstructive surgeries are generally covered by health insurance but in case of congenital & cosmetic problems, some insurances may not cover. Be sure to consult with your insurance company in advance of any surgery. Patient financing plans are also available to help cover costs.
If you would like to learn more about Children’s Plastic Surgery, please contact Dr. Manoj Johar, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering highly personalised care in Noida, UP.