Paediatric Plastic surgery

Paediatric plastic surgery is a highly specialised field of surgery. Children may require plastic surgery for correction of congenital anomalies (conditions present at birth) or for treatment of conditions that arise during childhood, such as traumatic injuries. Corrective surgery aims to improve function and minimise cosmetic issues associated with these conditions so as to improve social and psychological development and promote self-esteem.

Dr Boorer has extensive training and experience in paediatric plastic surgery and she understands the special needs of children and their parents during what can be a particularly stressful time. She performs a wide range of paediatric procedures ranging from straightforward day-stay procedures to major reconstructive surgery. She has a special interest in cleft lip and palate surgery and treatment of teenage breast conditions.

VMO appointments at Sydney Children’s Hospital and John Hunter Children’s Hospital enable her to perform procedures for children requiring complex multi-team care. In addition, a VMO appointment at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital allows her to perform most of these procedures in a highly specialised private hospital setting.

Cleft Lip and Palate

In Australia approximately 1 in 700 children are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. These children often require complex, coordinated care delivered by a team of experienced surgeons and other health professionals. This team also provides their parents with all the support, guidance and information they require to feel confident caring for their child and to feel optimistic about their future. Dr Boorer is a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate units at Sydney Children’s Hospital and John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

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Disorders of Breast Development

There are a variety of conditions affecting breast development that may require advice or treatment from a plastic surgeon. Although she may recommend delaying corrective procedures until completion of growth, Dr Boorer feels it is often in an adolescent’s best interest to seek advice early to prevent disruption to their social development and self-confidence.

The following breast conditions are commonly treated:

General Paediatric Plastic Surgery

Dr Boorer performs a variety of other paediatric plastic surgery procedures including:

  • Correction of congenital and acquired ear abnormalities (including protruding or misshapen ears)
  • Correction of vascular birthmarks (haemangiomas and other anomalies)
  • Correction of scars
  • Reconstructive surgery following burn injuries
  • Treatment of birthmarks, moles, cysts and other skin lesions
  • Treatment of traumatic injury to the head, face, hands, arms, and legs
  • Cosmetic surgery for conditions causing disruption to the child or adolescent’s social or psychological development

Please contact us for further information or to enquire about any procedures that are not listed above.