Defects of Limbs, Head & Neck, Genitalia
Congenital defects are abnormalities in the anatomy of a body part that are present in the child at birth. The defect could occur in the head, neck, limbs, genitalia or internal organs. These defects cause discomfort, pain or social stigma. Common congenital defects in this category include congenital limb defects, craniosynostosis, craniofacial defects and congenital malformations of the male or female genital organs. Plastic surgery procedures are aimed to restore a more functional and aesthetic anatomy. The surgical procedures are done at specific age of the child , considering the developmental milestones and the function of the specific structure. Some procedures are done at stages in specified intervals.