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Are there certain surgeons who specialize in children's procedures? We are thinking...
There is a subspecialty of pediatric plastic surgery in which some fully trained plastic surgeons have taken additional training. You may want to inquire about this. There are also a number of plastic surgeons that have special interest and expertise in treating pediatric patients and their related plastic surgery problems.
On the other hand, I can reassure you that this is a very standard and routine operation performed well by virtually every board-certified ASAPS-Member plastic surgeon. What I would confirm initially is that your plastic surgeon performs this operation and likes to treat children. Then I would meet with the surgeon and find our what type of operation and techniques are recommended and why. Take your son or daughter with you to meet the surgeon, so that you can see how the doctor relates to your child.