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The aesthetic problems inherent in children become more obvious by the time they reach school age. The fact that parents panic and make an operation decision too early can lead to inconvenient consequences. In this week’s article, I will tell you about the aesthetic problems that often occur in children, what needs to be done, the processes that extend to the operation, and the methods of operation.


Among the aesthetic problems that are congenital in children, the most common are decapitated ear, cleft lip, hand and finger deformities, birthmarks on the face and eyelid miscarriages. Children with aesthetic problems should be very well monitored under the supervision of their parents. The effects on the development of children up to school age should be monitored by experts and an operation decision should be made. The right time for the operation should be before the start of school, but aesthetic surgery should not be resorted to as soon as the children are born. An expert opinion should be taken to understand whether an aesthetic operation is really needed in the face of such health problems. Parents should act in a planned manner in the face of such problems, identifying the age, psychology and physical condition of the child very well in the cooperation of a specialist.


The scoop ear problem, which is seen as ear disfigurement, is mostly congenital. Since the formation of cartilage has not yet been completed in infancy, surgery cannot be performed, but intervention at an early stage is good for the child’s development. If there is no condition that will prevent vision in the face of congenital eyelid loss, it should be monitored without surgery. Because after the age of 1 in infants, these lesions become smaller. Treatment is not started unless the sense of sight is affected. Babies with these problems undergo an eye examination every 6 months until the age of 4 years. by the age of 4, surgery can be decided according to the results of the examinations.

Another common issue is rhinoplasty. It is performed in the face of any serious injury. Grief should never be given to pleasure. In children, because the bone structure and cartilage tissue do not fit, permanent damage to the nasal area can occur even in minor accidents. These damages can be treated with an aesthetic operation. But the cartilaginous tissue, which has not yet been seated, can be deformed by improper operations. This, in turn, can have consequences that are difficult to repair and interfere with the development of the child.

Hand disorders in children are known as webbed fingers, excess fingers, trigger fingers, lack of thumbs, short fingers, and missing fingers. These disorders can adversely affect the child’s psychology and choice of profession. This problem may need to be followed up and corrected by surgical intervention.

Circumcision is an important surgical procedure that closely concerns the mental and physical health of children in the future. This operation should be performed by medical doctors, not ‘circumcisers’. Operations that are not performed by the subject’s specialist in appropriate conditions can cause disfigurement of the genitals of children in the future, adversely affect their sexual life.

“The implementation and results of the procedures specified in the text may vary depending on the anatomy, physiognomy and quality of life of each person. I recommend that the subject be discussed with a specialist doctor before the mentioned application.”


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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