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Anyone recommend a paediatric plastic surgeon?

(8 Posts)
alittleteapot Sun 12-Jun-11 09:24:28

We're in London. My daughter banged her lip badly about eight months ago. It was expected to completely recover without bad scarring but she still has a fat lip on that side. We are not at all sure we'll go ahead and have it fixed but want to have her seen so we can discuss and make that call. So one of the criteria in finding someone good is that they are as good at saying when to leave things be as when to intervene. DD is 4. TIA.

alittleteapot Sun 12-Jun-11 15:25:48

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BrigitBigKnickers Sun 12-Jun-11 15:42:06

Not sure if this is of any use but a plastic surgeon named Brian Sommerlad operated on my lip when I was a teenager (dog bite) who now works at Great Ormond Street. He is a specialist cleft lip and palate surgeon.

My injuries were fairly bad but the scars are undetectable.

alittleteapot Sun 12-Jun-11 21:03:45

Thanks very much, very helpful.

PonceyMcPonce Sun 12-Jun-11 21:04:57

Presumably you are close to east grinstead - centre of excellence I think. I hope so, dd goes in soon!

CMOTdibbler Mon 13-Jun-11 09:56:02

East Grinstead is amazing. They have so much experience and are so caring

alittleteapot Mon 13-Jun-11 11:57:38

is E. Grinstead a specialist paediatric plastics unit then? We are in London. And dd's lip thing is pretty minor really but because it's in such a prominent place it seems worth looking at. Any particular names?

PonceyMcPonce Mon 13-Jun-11 15:56:30

http://qvh.nhs.uk/our_services/consultants/mr_sam_orkar.php

Dd has seen him for consultation and he wS great. Huge smile! (I guess that is not clinically significant!).

Surgery not done yet, so cannot really give an opinion.

However I was delighted to be referred here rather than local hospital, as so notable.

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