This underdevelopment of one side of your child's face creates an asymmetry that may affect your child's skull, ear, jaws and soft tissues, including facial nerves.
The impact of this condition ranges from mild to severe. Some children with hemifacial microsomia have a small or missing ear and a small upper and lower jaw on the affected side of the face that can cause a crooked smile.
Dr. Muzaffar is experienced in treating children with hemifacial microsomia and understands the impact it can have on your child's life and confidence. Through corrective surgery, he can offer a better quality of life and improved self-esteem.
Other issues related to hemifacial microsomia can include underdevelopment of the eye socket and/or cheek bone, facial paralysis, and severe thinning of the soft tissues in the cheek. Plastic surgery can correct the unevenness of the jaws, small or missing ears, and the cheeks.
Because each child's condition is unique, the timing of surgery and the extent of the procedure varies based on your child's individual needs. Dr. Muzaffar works with other specialists as needed to provide expert, tailored care for your child.
The recovery process will vary based on the type of surgery your child requires. Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions about your child's care after surgery.
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