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Plastic Surgery 

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We are committed to finding the best possible solution to your child's individual needs. Our team consists of two plastic surgeons, Dr. Alexander Y. Lin and Dr. Christina Plikaitis, and our clinical nurse coordinator, Debbie Watters.

The goal of pediatric plastic surgery is to improve the unique human elements of the child: to look more normal, to have more normal speech, and to be able to function more normally in their growth and development.

We understand the physical and psychological impact of these conditions on children and their families. Our doctors, nurses and staff work together to take a personalized approach to the treatment of your child and provide information and guidance each step of the way.

Our team is dedicated to providing you the best care for your child's individual needs. Safety, while striving to achieve the best possible outcomes, is our priority.

It is important for parents to understand their child's condition as completely as possible. Communicating with parents and children in a clear-cut and understandable way is an essential part of our mission.

Together, our goal is to improve both the physical and emotional well-being of children and their families as they grow together.

Our Services

The multidisciplinary St. Louis Cleft-Craniofacial Center allows for your child to see multiple specialists for comprehensive care of these complex conditions.

Cleft Lip and Palate

Complex Craniofacial Syndromes

Cranial Deformities

We also offer specialized care for the treatment of congenital and acquired conditions including

Congenital Ear Deformities

Congenital Lesions of the Skin and Soft Tissue (Birthmarks)

Vascular Lesions (Birthmarks)

Pediatric Breast Deformities

Congenital Hand Deformities

Traumatic Injuries

Complex Scar Reconstruction

Benign and Malignant Skin Tumors

Patient Stories

Adrianne - Cleft palate and Pierre Robin Sequence (Adrianne's story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Jenna - Hand surgery

Sophia - Cleft lip and palate [VIDEO]

Contact Us

To make an appointment, please call 314-678-2182
Email us with any questions about your child's condition.

Meet the Team

Alexander Y. Lin, MD, FACS

Christina Plikaitis, MD

Debbie Watters, RN, BS - Clinical Nurse Coordinator (email)


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