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A 26-year-old male asked about a male:

My son plastic surgeon said the surgery for his craniosynotosis was pretty much purely cosmetic should we pursue the surgery and which surgery is best?

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Dr. Andres Sarraga
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Depends: Difficult question to answer without enough information. There are different sutures that may be affected in craniosynostosis and each one has its own difficulties and future implications . My recc is to get a 2nd opinion from a craniofacial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No one answer: This is a difficult question to answer and will depend on the values you place on your son's appearance as well as the severity of the "deformity" and the extent to which others will perceive him and to what degree that may/may not effect him.

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