Great strides have been made in the past five decades in diagnosis and treatment of congenital anomalies(Congenital Defects), also referred to as birth defects. Even fatal congenital conditions can be treated now with a success rate exceeding 90%.
Congenital abnormalities are not rare, they are common, and most of them are treatable. There are several possibilities causing congenital disabilities, including genetic problems, fragile X syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, certain medications and exposure to chemicals, or other toxic agents during pregnancy, which can result in congenital anomalies.
What Is A Congenital Defect?
A congenital defect or disability is a medical condition that is present since the time of birth. The defect significantly alters the structural and functional movement in the body. It may be due to hereditary or other developmental issues or diseases.
If your children are born with congenital abnormalities, know that we are here for you. Congenital defects or functional abnormalities like Clubfoot, Spina Bifida, Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip, and Underdeveloped hands can be corrected after birth by our plastic surgeons in Hyderabad.
Common Congenital Abnormalities Treated By Our Plastic Surgeons
Cleft lip – incomplete formation of the upper lip and Cleft palate – incomplete formation of the roof of the mouth are the common abnormalities treated by plastic surgeons. These defects often prevent the regular functions of children, especially around the nose and mouth area. It can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, causes hearing and breathing problems. If left untreated, it affects your child’s quality of life. In most cases, surgical intervention is necessary to repair the abnormalities.
Plastic surgeons are the one who can restore the function and appearance by treating these congenital anomalies. Some of the congenital deformities that can be reconstructed by our Plastic Surgeons includes the following:
- Facial clefts
- Cleft lip and palate
- Cleft hand
- Ear malformations
- Maxillofacial dysplasia
- Duplicated thumbs
- Spina Bifida
- Jaw deformities
- Congenital breast reconstruction
- Birthmarks, such as hemangiomas
- Congenital blepharophimosis
- Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis
- Congenital proximal radioulnar synostosis
- Constriction ring syndrome
- Craniofacial congenital disabilities
- Mobius syndrome
- Orbital dysplasia
- Poland syndrome
- Tuberous breast deformity
- Ulnar Longitudinal Deficiency
- Vascular malformations and vascular anomalies
- Radial club hand
Some congenital disabilities are “quick fixes”, which can be repaired easily, while others require multiple surgical interventions, and delay in treatment might result in lifelong disabilities and poor quality of life. If your child has any congenital conditions, they can be managed by reconstructive surgery. Talk to a specialized reconstructive plastic surgeon.
However, innovative surgical methods of reconstructive surgery are being explored and seem promising. Particularly, children with cleft lips or cleft palates benefit the most by reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. With proper preparation and diagnosis of the defect, the procedure can be risk-free and minimal staggering sessions.
Personalized Treatment & Care for Children
Our team of Hyderabad plastic Surgeons are highly experienced and internationally recognized for pediatric reconstructive procedures. You can expect very professional and personalized care towards your children during and after the procedure. Our team of plastic surgeons are willing to explain the necessity of a reconstructive procedure and how your child’s quality of life is improved.
We often work with specialists, including oral surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric surgeons, and speech therapists, to evaluate and guide our patient’s overall treatment procedure and care. Sometimes reconstructive surgery for congenital disabilities & it’s supportive treatment needs to be done in different stages over several years as your child grows.
However, the list of procedures mentioned above is only a few of the many diagnoses. Every day, plastic surgeons are involved in several life-saving treatments for people with congenital anomalies. For more detailed information about treatment procedures for congenital anomalies, consult our professional plastic surgeons in Hyderabad. Don’t miss a chance to give a quality life to your children with these defects.