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Hemifacial Microsomia in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Assymetrical development of your baby's face and ear could be a birth defect called hemifacial microsomia. While concerning, naturally, don't despair: our internationally-recognized plastic surgeons can help. Using 3-D surgical planning and the newest reconstructive techniques including titanium jaw joint replacement, we love to transform structural imbalance into beautiful confidence.

Hemifacial microsomia is a genetic birth defect that comes out of the blue. It becomes more pronounced as the child develops, as the lower half of one side of the face and ear are too small. The other side can be too large, or normal. It ranges in severity and is relatively common, second only to cleft palate. This condition affects 50 percent more boys than girls. Hemifacial microsomia is corrected by plastic surgery.