The decision to undergo any procedure is a serious one, requiring careful and informed consideration. With children, the need for careful consideration and pre-procedure education and counseling is essential. Dr. Gregory Albert consults with patients and their parents to ensure the child is a suitable candidate for surgery. Beyond medical and physical considerations, specifically, Dr. Albert seeks to determine that the surgery candidate demonstrates the emotional maturity to realize the optimal outcome.
Over 3.2 million children are bullied each year, overwhelmingly because of how they look. Plastic surgery has proven effective in combatting appearance-based bullying, and many children realize an empowering boost in self-esteem. Additionally, some seemingly benign physical traits actually mask birth defects, be they minimal, moderate or profound. In these