You and your teenager may be thinking of plastic surgery to correct a physical condition or to change a part of the body that makes your child feel uncomfortable. The Adolescent Aesthetics Program at Riley at IU Health can help guide you and your child through this important decision.
Teenagers and adults up to 21 years old will receive compassionate, expert plastic surgery care to treat injuries or developmental issues of the breasts, nose, ears and facial bones. We also provide:
- Body contouring. We use surgical and nonsurgical procedures such laser therapy to shape different areas of the body by removing excess fat or cellulite, especially after significant weight loss.
- Orthognathic surgery. We correct conditions of the bones in the face and jaw and teeth that cannot be easily corrected by braces.
We provide two types of plastic surgery to meet your child’s needs:
- Reconstructive plastic surgery. This surgery corrects physical abnormalities or traumatic injuries, improves body functions or creates a more normal appearance.
- Cosmetic plastic surgery. This is an elective procedure you and your child may choose in order to reshape certain facial or body features, which can improve appearance and self-image.
Our care team includes experienced plastic surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists and dedicated plastic surgery nurses. Our anesthesiologists maintain your child’s comfort and safety during surgery and provide pain management care after surgery. Our specially trained nurses care for your child before, during and after surgery through recovery. They will keep you informed of your child’s condition throughout the surgical process.
We understand this is a critical time for your child’s confidence and self-esteem. Our expert plastic surgery team provides quality care and partners with you and your child to make the best choice for his or her well-being.
Consistently ranked as one of the top children's hospital systems in the country by U.S.News & World Report, Riley at IU Health is a regional and national referral center for pediatric plastic surgery.
Conditions & Services
We offer a number of different Adolescent Aesthetics Program services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
Learn about the skills and specialties of our pediatric plastic surgeons and the family-centered care they provide.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
For Health Professionals
The pediatric plastic surgeons at Riley at IU Health work with you to provide advanced diagnosis and treatment for your patients. You can refer a patient and learn about our pediatric plastic surgery research and education programs.
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Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
A number of our pediatric plastic surgeons have served as president of various organizations including the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. As faculty members of the Indiana University School of Medicine, they help train the next generation of pediatric plastic surgeons.