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ChildPediatric plastic surgery is changing the lives of children throughout the United States for the better. Consider a recent article for KCRG titled “Two-Year-Old With ‘Mystery’ Illness Home for Christmas.

The author of the article writes, “The two-year-old from Louisburg, Wisconsin nearly died from an infection doctors have yet to identify. Earlier this month, doctors described his illness as a ‘mystery.’ On Monday, his parents were able to take him home from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. ‘I am overjoyed,’ Angela Young, his mother, said. ‘This is literally the only thing I wanted for Christmas and I got it.’ Liam was first taken to a hospital in Dubuque with what appeared to be a bad case of the flu. He was flown to Iowa City, and his condition worsened. Liam’s heart stopped and needed to be restarted. Doctors found it wasn’t pumping enough oxygenated blood to the rest of his body, causing his organs to shut down. Liam’s skin became covered in bruises and blisters, and several of his fingers and toes had to be removed after turning black. ‘He was in danger of dying very quickly,’ said Dr. Mark Fisher, a pediatric plastic surgeon. ‘[W]e are still working hard to try to preserve as much of him as we can. But, it’s still a lot of work.’”

Live Science explores pediatric plastic surgery in a recent article titled “More Kids Are Getting Ear Surgery to Avoid Being Bullied.” Sara G. Miller of Live Science writes, “A 6-year-old boy in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently had plastic surgery to make his ears stick out less, and parents everywhere weighed in on the family’s decision, perhaps without knowing all of the facts about this operation. The young boy had been bullied because of his ears — his classmates had referred to them as ‘elf ears,’ Inside Edition originally reported. The boy and his parents opted for the surgery because they feared the effects bullying could have on him. In fact, this type of surgery is becoming more common, said Dr. David Staffenberg, chief of pediatric plastic surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Part of the reason for the increasing popularity of the operation, called otoplasty, is that people are more aware of the surgery, thanks, in part, to the Internet, Staffenberg told Live Science. In the past, people might have thought the operation was rare and thus did not see it as a solution, he said. [10 Scientific Tips for Raising Happy Kids].”

When it comes to pediatric plastic surgery, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Moulton-Barrett performs pediatric plastic surgery to help improve or correct many birth defects and provide a better quality of life for his pediatric patients. Since the timing of cosmetic surgery is an important factor in improving the prospect for a successful outcome, he recommends early consultations. For more information, contact us for a consultation.