Children are prone to many cuts and scrapes as they go about exploring their world. It’s a big part of life and growing up. Protecting your child from every possible danger is not always possible. Sometimes, these injuries can occur in visible areas that affect their appearance and require an expert’s attention. It is important to understand that cuts and scrapes can sometimes involve multiple layers of tissue and not just skin. There are also important considerations regarding correction of aesthetic units and avoiding disruption of natural skin lines.
Sometimes traumatic injuries may be significantly more severe. Fractured facial bones, burns, nerve injury, disruption of salivary glands, and loss of tissue volume (bone or soft tissue) are some examples of severe problems that will require a skilled plastic surgeon. Also, treatment in the urgent setting is substantially different from treatment to correct the deformities that may result.
Dr. Panossian has spent considerable time in reconstructing numerous injuries in children and adults due to improper initial repair. If you have a child who has been injured or has an unsightly scar, make a consultation today with Dr. Panossian to discuss options for reconstruction.
Why choose Dr Panossian
- He received his medical education at Tufts University School of Medicine.
- Graduated at the top of his class at UCLA, receiving Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude honors.
- Was accepted into an elite combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
- Completed subspecialty training in craniofacial surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Harvard Medical School.
- Was mentored by Dr. Ron Zuker in the practice of facial paralysis reconstruction. This prestigious fellowship position was available to only one surgeon in the United States.
- Is affiliated with various charitable and educational organizations, including Operation Smile and Mending Kids.
- Is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the highly selective American Association of Plastic Surgeons, reserved for only a select group of individuals nationally who have demonstrated excellence in academic plastic surgery.
- Holds memberships in several other professional societies including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
- He serves on the Board of Directors for Mending Kids and the Gondobay Manga Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of lives in Sierra Leone.
- Has been nominated by his peers annually since 2012 as a “Super Doctor.”
- Served as an expert medical consultant and appeared on The Doctors, Grey’s Anatomy, and Nip/Tuck.
- Has been featured as “Top Doctor” in US News and World Report, Pasadena Magazine, and Los Angeles Magazine.
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