Advanced pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgery care
Experienced craniofacial specialists and plastic surgeons at Dell Children's - Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Mueller diagnose and treat complex craniofacial conditions. Whether you are taking your child to their first appointment or looking for a second opinion, we’re here for your family. Your child’s doctor takes the time to explain your child’s diagnosis and discuss their treatment options. Together, we create a surgical care plan that is right for your child and your family. Learn more about pediatric craniofacial care at Dell Children’s.
Pediatric surgeons deliver care for:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Craniosynostosis (when a baby’s skull bones connect too early)
- Ear abnormality
- Craniofacial tumors
- Hemangioma (bright red birthmark)
- Jaw or facial abnormality
- Plagiocephaly (flat spot on a baby’s head)
- Polydactyly and syndactyly (extra or webbed fingers and toes)
- Skin lesion (mole and cyst)
- Vascular malformation (birthmark or growth caused by blood vessels)
- Other craniofacial conditions and syndromes
Your child’s multispecialty care team connects the dots for all your child’s care, including additional imaging, lab testing, rehabilitation therapy and referrals to other pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Advanced craniofacial care for babies and children
When you choose Dell Children’s, you get a team of craniofacial plastic surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons and craniofacial orthodontists dedicated to your child’s care. At your child’s first appointment, we provide a thorough evaluation, including advanced imaging. We can also review previous scans and medical records. Together, our care team delivers advanced, personalized care for congenital malformations of the face and head.
Reconstructive plastic surgery — Experienced plastic surgeons deliver advanced care for children with skin lesions, traumatic soft tissue and bone injuries, complex tumors, burns and congenital anomalies. We understand surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. We also explain what to expect before and during surgery and how to care for your child after surgery.
Cleft lip and palate care — We have the only cleft lip and palate program in Austin that is approved by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Your child’s care team includes plastic and reconstructive surgeons, orthodontists and speech therapists.
Ear molding and anomalies care — Our care team delivers care for ear defects such as prominent ears, microtia (partially formed external ear) and anotia (missing external ear). As part of the craniofacial program, our clinic provides services such as ear molding that helps prepare your child’s ear for surgery. In some cases, ear molding can reduce your child’s need for surgery.
Plagiocephaly care — If your child has abnormalities in their head shape, such as flat head syndrome (positional plagiocephaly), experienced specialists at Dell Children’s are here to provide diagnosis and treatment. When needed, your family will be connected with other specialists such as physical therapists.