Craniofacial surgery is a sub-specialty of maxillofacial surgery, which focuses on defects of the face, jaw, and skull. Most pediatric patients with congenital defects like cleft lip/palate or craniosynostosis undergo craniofacial surgery at a young age. It’s important that pediatric facial reconstruction patients find a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience treating children. Dr. Burstein currently serves as the Medical Director for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Center for Craniofacial Disorders.
Child with Pierre Robin Sequence (cleft palate, floppy tongue, and small lower jaw) Before and after photos of resorbable distraction of the lower jaw.
Read Dr. Burstein’s articles on pediatric craniofacial reconstructive surgery
- Resorbable PLLA-PGA Plate and screw Fixation in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery: Clinical Experience in 1883 Patients