Nasal Deformities (Pediatric)

Nasal deformities are abnormalities in the shape or structure of the nose. In some cases, the deformity can be a result of trauma or injury.  In other cases, the deformity could be something the child was born with, for example a deformity related to cleft lip and cleft palate.

While discovering that your child has cleft lip or another nasal deformity may be discouraging, it’s important to remember that treatment options are available.

The pediatric plastic surgery team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital offers complete nasal reconstruction care in a patient-centered, supportive environment. Our focus goes beyond shape and appearance to include ensuring optimal function and supporting your family through the treatment journey.

Conditions we treat

Our team specializes in caring for infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to age 25 with nasal abnormalities including:

  • Arhinia (no nose)
  • Nasal deformities 
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Congenital or acquired deformity
  • Cleft nasal deformity
  • Crooked nose
  • Deviated septum
  • Dorsal hump (large bump on top of nose)
  • Fractured nose
  • Nasal trauma
  • Late traumatic deformity
  • Secondary nasal deformity (poor result from previous nasal surgery)
  • Deformity related to trauma or injury

Our approach to care

The nose is a key aesthetic feature to our faces. For best reconstruction results, it is critical that a surgeon have extensive surgical experience as well as a fine artistic eye to create optimal appearance and anticipate how the tissue and structures will heal and support function.

Our surgical teams use the latest technology to diagnose your child’s deformity and plan the ideal approach for surgical reconstruction and post-operative healing.

Our team of board-certified pediatric plastic surgeons has extensive expertise with the full range of surgical techniques, including newer types of nasal splinting and the complex approaches needed for traumatic injury procedures. From routine soft tissue deformities to complex anatomic disorders, our surgeons are skilled at identifying the right approach and performing it with extreme sophistication to create the very best results for your child.

Our patient-centered approach factors in both function and performance as well as aesthetic appearance, ensuring optimal long-term results for your child. Because each patient is unique, every procedure – whether cosmetic or reconstructive – is tailored to the individual patient’s needs and goals.

As with any surgery, parental consent is required for all plastic surgery procedures performed on teens younger than 18 years old.  Our team of plastic surgeons will work closely with families to determine the best treatment options for your family.

Why choose us?

As an academic medical center, our specialists are leaders in teaching the next generation of plastic surgeons, as well as in research to advance the field of plastic surgery.  Our leadership in this area gives us a uniquely thorough understanding of the distinctive aspects of these conditions and their underlying causes, and makes us particularly well-qualified to treat not just the symptoms of a deformity or nasal anomaly, but the entire condition.

The size and longevity of our program distinguishes us, resulting in a level of expertise that can only come from extensive experience treating complex plastic surgical problems.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the nation to receive verification as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, the highest designation awarded to children’s hospitals by the American College of Surgeons. The verification is meant to be an indicator that the hospital can match each child’s individual surgical needs with the best care environment, with minimal complications, reduced costs, and improved quality.

We work closely with a dedicated, specially trained team of pediatric anesthesiologists focused on ensuring optimum safety for even our smallest and youngest patients during and after surgery.

Our patient- and family centered approach to treatment ensures your child will be cared for not just physically but also with a focus on providing support and resources to create confidence within patients and families throughout their journey.

We look forward to the opportunity to meeting your family and working with you to provide world-class care for your adolescent.

Appointments & More Information

Schedule an appointment by calling us at 734-998-6022.