How Does Plastic Surgery Affect Children

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Plastic surgery to alter physical features of a child
It is often say that having a child changes everything, but having a child with a birth defect brings even greater challenge. There is a lot of controversy between those who think that surgery can improve the physical functioning, social appearance, and acceptance to those individuals with some type of handicap and those who don’t. However, “parents should consider Plastic surgery to correct defects of the face, skull, and neck which is reconstructive in nature, not cosmetic, as some insurance companies assert," said Steven Buchman, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and author of the report. In today’s society things have changed, and an individual with a different appearance that seem unattractive to someone else might be rejected or even bullied. Today, many kids are able to live a normal life due to surgeries that help them physically and emotionally. Kids with Down syndrome for example are able to read, write and have a functional normal level thanks to cardiac surgeries. Plastic surgery to restore facial defects help improve mentally disabled children a better way of life. Even though some insurance may consider some operations for cosmetic purposes only, they still refuse to cover them. ”children with severe mental impairments undoubtedly
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People born with a birth defect like cleft palate may have problems with speech. This can be hard for kids when they are trying to express themselves and are not able to do it, causing being bothered from other kids. Not only this affect them emotionally but physical too. It is need for children with some type of handicap to use body function. Plastic surgery can improve this by giving the child the opportunity to perform daily activities. It is also important when in some conditions the child has deviated septum and if it is not treated can caused pain. Plastic surgery can easily end pain as well as breathing

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