Correction of Congenital Defects
Correction of congenital defects is one of the biggest challenges for a plastic surgeon. Every surgery means not only improved appearance but, most importantly, restoration of the function of the affected organ.
Congenital defects correction is most often performed in many stages and its planning must be based on the knowledge of child development. Treatment planned too late may deprive the patient of the chance for a desired effect forever. On the other hand, a surgery carried out prematurely may have a negative impact on a child’s development and may cause secondary deformations.
Depending on the age of the patient and the scope of the procedure it may be performed under general or local anaesthesia.