Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

At the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we’re dedicated to giving children the individualized care they need and deserve.

We treat more than 6,000 children and perform more than 2,200 operative procedures a year, making us one of the largest children’s plastic surgery centers in the United States. Our reputation has brought families to us from across the country and around the world seeking our expertise and treatment.

Facial Reconstruction Center

Our Facial Reconstruction Center, internationally recognized as a center of excellence, provides interdisciplinary care for children with facial problems and includes the Cleft Lip and Palate Program (founded in 1953) and the Craniofacial Program (founded in 1972). We utilize the most up-to-date tools in the diagnosis and treatment of children from our region, across the country and around the world. We also serve as consultants to other teams, both nationally and internationally.

Specialized programs

Our dedicated specialty clinics treat the following conditions:

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial deformations
  • Vascular malformations
  • Facial motion disorders
  • Breast deformities
  • Specialized treatment

Our surgeons have vast experience with the full spectrum of plastic surgical problems, from the routine to the rare. We treat problems resulting from:

  • Birth deformity
  • Trauma (such as motor vehicle accidents and burns)
  • Tumors (including cancer, neurofibroma and fibrous dysplasia)
  • Growth disturbances (after radiation therapy)
  • Appearance-related conditions: Recognizing that a child’s appearance is a vital aspect of growth and development, our center has been a leader in the investigation, diagnosis and management of appearance-related disorders. Our dedicated psychologist is an expert in these often complex and sensitive diagnoses.
  • Cosmetic surgery: We recognize adolescents may require cosmetic surgery for psychological well-being and improved quality of life. The full complement of procedures is available, including rhinoplasty, surgery for protruding ears, laser skin resurfacing, liposuction and surgery for breast anomalies.

Multidisciplinary collaboration

In addition to the specialized programs we offer, our surgeons work in multidisciplinary teams throughout the institution to treat:

  • Congenital hand anomalies
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Hemangiomas
  • Complex wounds
  • Burns

Featured Faculty

Scott Bartlett, MDScott P. Bartlett, MD
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Craniofacial Program

Scott P. Bartlett, M.D., is well known for his work in facial plastic surgery in children and adults, treating them for both reconstructive and cosmetic concerns. In his reconstructive work, Dr. Bartlett treats patients with facial trauma, facial palsy, congenital abnormalities and defects of the face following skin cancer surgery. In the area of cosmetic surgery, he has special interests in the face and neck, concentrating on nasal, eyelid and facial rejuvenation procedures. In addition to surgical treatments, Dr. Bartlett uses injectables and fillers, laser resurfacing, and state-of-the art implant materials. By combining his expertise in infant and adult reconstruction with aesthetic procedures, he is able to marry form and function in restoration.

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