Hemifacial microsomia, also known as craniofacial microsomia or first and second branchial arch syndrome, is a congenital condition in which the tissues on one side of the face are underdeveloped. Surgical techniques used in the treatment of this condition include distraction osteogenesis and bone grafting to rebuild the jaw or ear.
The pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial teams at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are among the most experienced in the world in caring for children with hemifacial microsomia. Watch this video to learn more about the treatment options available.
Related Centers and Programs:
Craniofacial Program, Neonatal Craniofacial Program, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery