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Helping Your Child Recover from a Surgical Procedure

While most people don’t typically associate children with plastic surgery, there are certain reconstructive procedures that are frequently performed for kids. Otoplasty (ear reshaping), mole removal, scar reduction, vascular malformation removal, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery) are all surgeries that are indicated for children.

Treatment of vascular malformations (birthmarks that are growing)

A vascular malformation appears at birth, just as any birthmark does. However, it increases in size proportionately with the child, often worsening or becoming more apparent as the child grows. Vascular malformations can distort normal features of the face and neck. They can also draw unwanted attention. Outside of physical health concerns, vascular malformations can be embarrassing for children and cause bullying, impacting a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Vascular malformations, in many cases, can be addressed with LASER treatments such as the V Beam/ Pulsed Dye LASER. In other cases, vascular malformations can be removed or reduced surgically. Because vascular malformations have a large component of blood vessels, Dr. Weber will work in concert with an Interventional Radiologist prior to treating large vascular malformations with surgery. This can increase the chances of successful treatment as well as reduce the risk of the procedure.

Helping your child recover

If you’re thinking about any type of surgical procedure for your child, you might also be concerned about the recovery period and how you can help your child get through what may be a difficult time.

Children are active and love to be on the move. Even though children generally heal very quickly, they do need to rest and sit still while their body is recovering. How to get them to relax and rest--something most children don’t usually want to do?

Dr. Weber

Why choose Weber Facial Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Stephen Weber is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with a reputation of trust and personal commitment to his patients.

In addition to running his practice, Dr. Weber travels with Outreach International, a charity devoted to providing medical care to indigent, medically isolated people worldwide. Most recently in Tanzania, Dr. Weber and the outreach team performed 59 surgical procedures and treated over 350 children and adults in the clinic setting. Dr. Weber repaired facial cleft deformities and many traumatic facial injuries, revised disabling burn scars, and removed numerous head and neck tumors.


The most memorable surgery for Dr. Weber was the repair of a four-year-old girl’s cleft lip deformity. Watching the mother look at her daughter’s repaired lip for the first time and seeing tears of joy stream down her cheeks was something he will never forget.

Dr. Weber is a doctor who can be trusted to have your child’s best interests at heart, and in whose expert, experienced hands you can place your child’s important procedure.

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What We're Doing About COVID-19

At Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, your health, safety and happiness are our top priorities. We have been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. We are open beginning Monday, April 27, 2020. We will continue to follow updates from local, state and federal authorities and If we receive different guidance we will respond appropriately and notify you immediately.

We have taken a series of precautionary steps to ensure your safety:

  1. We are performing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of all patient care areas on a regular basis and in between all patient visits.
  2. We will avoid having patients congregate in our reception area. Upon check-in you will be shown to either a private exam room or consultation room depending upon the nature of your appointment.
  3. Every exam room has "touch free" sanitizer dispensers for your use.
  4. If any members of our team, including Dr. Weber, have symptoms of fever, sore throat, cold- or flu-like symptoms, they will be required to stay home on paid leave.

For the time being, we ask that you come to your appointments alone to limit the traffic through the office. We also ask that you leave children in the care of a family member or a sitter. if you have had a recent fever, sore throat, cold- or flu-like symptoms or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please call immediately to reschedule your appointment.

As always we appreciate your support of and trust in our practice and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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