Comprehensive Surgical Treatment for Plastic and Reconstructive Issues

Under the direction of Dr. Sagar Mehta, our craniofacial, cleft, and pediatric plastic surgery specialists at Arkansas Children’s are skilled in the surgical management of congenital or acquired conditions or issues for children of any age.

We provide care for patients with congenital or traumatic deformities of the head and neck. In addition, we manage, burn scars, traumatically acquired wounds, facial trauma, hand congenital deformities, nevi, hand trauma, burn contracture and complex wounds/defects.

As the division of a Level 1 pediatric hospital, we provide our patients with the best care and approach patient management from a multidisciplinary perspective. The complex craniomaxillofacial team, consisting of Plastic Surgery, Orthodontics, Dentistry, Otolaryngology, Speech, Audiology, Genetics, and Ophthalmology, allow for a comprehensive assessment of each individual patient and we then tailor his/her care accordingly.

If you have a child with a congenital or traumatic abnormality or complex wound please feel free to contact our clinic. Estamos en Arkansas Children's, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202. Our clinic is on the 3rd Floor of the Sturgis Building. Si desea programar una cita, puede llamar a nuestra administradora Mandi Asbury al 501-364-2344 o envíele un email a

Craniofacial & Plastic Surgery Conditions

  • Craniosynostosis and craniosynostosis syndromes -   Performing open cranial vault reconstruction, endoscopic strip craniectomies with helmeting, and spring assisted cranioplasty depending on the patient’s age and other medical issues
    • Crouzon Syndrome
    • Apert Syndrome
    • Pfeiffer Syndrome
    • Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome
    • Muenke Syndrome
  • Cleft lip and palate in infants –
    • Primary cleft lip and palate surgery
    • Standard Timeline for Cleft Surgeries:
      • Cleft Lip repair at 2-4 months
      • Soft Palate Repair with Palatal Obturator at 9-12 months
      • Hard Palate and alveolar cleft repair with bone substitute at 16-24 months of age
      • Palatal Lengthening Procedure if needed for speech at 6-10 years of age
      • Intermediate Rhinoplasty if needed at 6 years of age
      • Jaw Surgery as needed from 12-18 years of age after Orthodontic Treatment
      • Final Revision Rhinoplasty from 14-18 years of age
    • Palatal lengthening for VPI
    • Palatal fistula repair
    • Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery for Patients with Cleft)
    • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Severe under-bites, overbites  or jaw abnormalities requiring surgical intervention – Including distraction osteogenesis vs. standard advancement
  • Masses, scars or lesions anywhere on the face or scalp
  • Facial fractures or skull reconstruction (cranioplasty)
  • Soft tissue reconstruction of the body (breast reduction, chest wall reconstruction, extremity reconstruction)
  • Microtia/Anotia Repair
  • Ear Molding
  • Congenital and traumatic nasal deformities
  • Neonatal Mandibular Distraction for airway
  • Secondary burn reconstruction for contractures