Plastic Surgery for Children in Metropolitan New York
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh performs a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art pediatric plastic surgery procedures for NYC area and international children ranging in age from newborn to teens. Most of his pediatric patients present with congenital abnormalities they have had since birth, including cleft lip and palate deformity, craniofacial anomalies, vascular birthmarks, misshapen ears, etc. Others have functional or cosmetic deformities acquired after birth, including severe burns, dog bites, lacerations, facial injuries, problematic wounds, or prominent scars.
Schedule your child's consultation for pediatric plastic surgery with Dr. Alizadeh today. For your convenience, Cosmoplastic Surgery has three office locations in metropolitan New York: Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester. Request your appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).
As Chief of Plastic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Alizadeh is respected as a highly skilled provider of pediatric plastic surgery and a leader in medical research, education, and development. For the past 20 years, he has performed extensive research and procedures on plastic surgery for children, and his work has been published in reputable journals such as the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. He is also the co-founder of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Westchester Medical Center.
Dr. Alizadeh understands how stressful pediatric plastic surgery can be for parents and children, so he recommends only safe, proven therapies that will deliver optimal aesthetic outcomes. He also knows that exceptional pediatric plastic surgery requires not only unsurpassed technical skill but also clear communication, which can inform parents and reassure them that nothing is more important than their child's health and well-being. And the very best pediatric plastic surgery professionals love and interact effortlessly with children, helping them feel at ease and unafraid.
Dr. Alizadeh views pediatric plastic surgery as a team effort whereby optimal results stem from combining the strengths of all members: the child, his or her well-informed parents, a supportive staff, and a skilled surgical team. Unique to his team, he has extensive experience treating children from all over the world, and his staff can help arrange travel and accommodations for the entire family during recovery.
Board-certified pediatric plastic surgeon Dr. Alizadeh specializes in treating congenital abnormalities that are functional, cosmetic, or both. One of the most common congenital birth defects is cleft lip or cleft palate deformity, called orofacial clefts, which can interfere with feeding, speech and language acquisition, and hearing. Cleft palate deformity also causes noticeable disfigurement in the mouth and nose area, which can lead to social stigma as a child ages. For these reasons, Dr. Alizadeh recommends performing this pediatric plastic surgery procedure before a child's first birthday.
Dr. Alizadeh performs surgical cleft lip and palate repair both in New York at his Cosmoplastic Surgery practice and globally through his Mission: Restore charitable foundation. This pediatric plastic surgery procedure corrects a birth defect that causes both a functional and a cosmetic problem, enabling the child to lead a normal life. In this 60 Minutes interview, Dr. Alizadeh describes performing a miracle procedure for a child traumatized by the war in Iraq.
In addition to cleft lip and palate repair, Dr. Alizadeh performs a full spectrum of congenital pediatric plastic surgery procedures. This is just a small sample:
In the past decade or so, advancements in the field of reconstructive surgery have made it easier to restore physical attributes that have been damaged because of trauma or severe injury. Dr. Alizadeh is a committed, compassionate leader in this field of restorative surgery and has pursued advanced training at some of the most respected medical institutions, including Harvard University. He is also the co-founder of Mission: Restore, a nonprofit organization that brings together doctors to perform complex reconstructive surgeries in remote, underprivileged locations across the globe.
Dr. Alizadeh performs the following kinds of restorative surgeries for pediatric patients:
Dr. Alizadeh uses the most advanced technologies and techniques to ensure successful outcomes. These include, but are not limited to, autologous bone or skin grafting, tissue expansion, flap wound closure, bioengineered acellular dermal matrices for added support during healing, and more. During your consultation for pediatric plastic surgery, Dr. Alizadeh will explain in detail your options so that together you can plan the best course of action for your child. Among pediatric plastic surgeons, Dr. Alizadeh is very well regarded, and parents trust him to deliver compassionate care and outstanding results.