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What is a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

A pediatric plastic surgeon is a special type of plastic surgeon who has sought additional training in the treatment of complex congenital deformities.

The type of extra training is required because kids are not just little adults. They have complex problems that most plastic surgeons do not see on a regular basis that require a specific set of skills and a certain amount of knowledge to treat.

That's why pediatricians treat different conditions than adult internists. In the same way, pediatric plastic surgeons are different than plastic surgeons that treat adult patients. Kids don't need breast augmentations, face-lifts and tummy tucks. They have problems such as cleft lip/palate, craniofacial disorders, hemangiomas, congenital tumors, birth defects, dogs bites, etc. that that require a specific expertise to treat correctly Dr. Eric Stelnicki Is the ONLY Plastic Surgeon whose reconstructive practice EXCLUSIVELY treats ONLY CHILDREN in Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier Counties.

In addition being board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stelnicki is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Broward Country Pediatric Society, Palm Beach Pediatric Society, and the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. He is the only plastic surgeon in south Florida to be affiliated with all these prestigious pediatric institutions.

Pediatricians typically prefer sending their patients to Pediatric Subspecialists. Most surgical sub-specialties like general surgery, ENT, orthopedics, neurosurgery, etc. all have pediatric branches. Plastic Surgery is no different. The problems of children are not the same as adults. Therefore, finding a plastic surgeon that specializes in the problems facing your child is very important.

Why risk taking your child to a "part time" pediatric plastic surgeon? As a father himself, Dr. Stelnicki understands your needs and will do his best to achieve the best possible outcome from your child back by years of experience and dedication to children and families throughout the world.


  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons

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