Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

One of the greatest rewards of today’s plastic and reconstructive surgery is the ability it gives us to take families from heartache to hope. For children suffering from a condition or injury that requires plastic or reconstructive surgery, we put advanced treatment and research in the hands of dedicated specialists for outcomes that can change lives.

Our access to groundbreaking research, including a craniofacial imaging research center that’s one of only a few of its kind in the world, gives us the capabilities to treat rare and unique conditions. For children with cleft palate and craniofacial conditions, we are home to the only comprehensive care team in the state.

Our plastic and reconstructive services include:

Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Repair

  • Primary and secondary repair of the cleft lip and cleft palate

  • Maxillary and mandibular surgery for cleft palate

  • Alveolar bone grafting for cleft palate

Nose Surgery

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Obstructive sleep apnea correction

Facial & Skull Surgery

• Complex craniofacial syndromes, including craniosynostosis and hemifacial microsomia

• Congenital asymmetry of the face

• Distraction osteogenesis for small upper and lower jaw and Pierre Robin syndrome

Speech Disorders

• Pharyngeal flap repair and pharyngoplasty for velopharyngeal incompetence for speech disorders

Other Birth Defects

• Microtia correction

• External ear abnormalities


Patient Information

Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeries are performed at:

The Children’s Hospital
1200 N. Childrens Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Sometimes, a child’s imagination can make a visit to the hospital seem scarier than it is. Putting kids at ease is what The Children’s Hospital does best. If your child is scheduled for surgery, watching this video together can help ease any anxiety and help them understand what to expect.

Food & Drink Before Surgery:

Your doctor may use the term “NPO” when discussing your child’s surgery. NPO is simply a term that means "nothing by mouth." For a period of time before surgery, your child can have nothing to eat or drink. These guidelines are in place to keep your child safe.

Rules for The Children’s Hospital:

• Children cannot have food or milk products after midnight the day of surgery.

• Children can have clear liquids until two hours before arriving at the hospital.

• A clear liquid is any drink that you can see through, such as Sprite, 7-UP, apple juice, water or Pedialyte.

Special Instructions:

If your child drinks breast milk, he/she can drink breast milk until 4 hours before arriving at the hospital. If your child drinks formula, he/she can drink formula until 6 hours before arriving at the hospital.

Click on the image below to take a 360 tour of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, or PACU.

360 tour of the Children's PACU