Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta, GA
Following his fellowship in Craniomaxillofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mackay became Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston from 1999-2001. Then in 2004, Dr. Mackay became Co-Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and still is today.
As a pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Mackay sees pediatric patients for various concerns. Most often, he sees patients diagnosed with Craniosynostosis. Dr. Mackay performs cranial reconstructions weekly with pediatric neurosurgeons. He has one of the largest Craniosynostosis practices in the Southeastern United States.
Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Before & After
Dr. Mackay performed a Cranial Vault Reconstruction with placement of tension springs when this patient was only four and a half months old. When determining which procedure is best for a patient such as the one above, the type of Craniosynostosis and age of the baby are two of the most important factors. If the baby is diagnosed young enough, they may be a good candidate for placement of springs. If the baby is diagnosed at an older age, it may require a complete Cranial Vault Reconstruction. The ‘after’ photos were taken when the patient was almost 2 years old.
The patient above underwent a Frontal Orbital Advancement Reconstruction at approximately 10 months old. This operation involves complete removal of the bone from the frontal part of the skull and orbits for reconstruction. Pictured again at almost 4 years old, you can see the astonishing improvement in the shape of this patient’s head.
The patient pictured above came to Dr. Mackay after a tragic accident. At only four years old, the patient was in a boating accident where a boat’s propeller split open his head. Dr. Mackay was the chief of plastic surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the time. After a skin graft, scalp tissue expander placement, and cranial vault remolding, the patient had a remarkable recovery.
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Dr. Mackay performed cranial vault reconstruction on the young girl pictured above in 2000. Since her initial reconstruction, he has seen this patient at 3 years of age (pictured above) and again at 16 years of age. Dr. Mackay often follows his craniofacial patients for many years following surgery.
Unilateral Cleft Repair Before & After
Before (left) and After (right) of a young girl whose unilateral cleft lip was repaired by Dr. Mackay.
Pictured above, is a young girl who first saw Dr. Mackay for repair of her unilateral cleft lip. Dr. Mackay tends to follow these patients for many years following their initial surgery to keep track of their progress and how they continue to heal.
Bilateral Cleft Lip Repair Before & After
Before (left) and After (right) of a young boy whose bilateral cleft lip was repaired by Dr. Mackay.
Giant Omphalocele Before & After
This girl was born with an omphalocele, meaning most of her abdominal organs extended outside of the abdomen. The only thing protecting her organs was a thin membrane, often referred to as a “sac.” Dr. Mackay first used tissue expanders placed inside the abdomen and pelvis to stretch her abdominal tissue. He then repaired her omphalocele and was able to successfully place her abdominal organs inside her body. Once she is older, Dr. Mackay can perform another surgery to give her a belly button.