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Hemifacial Microsomia

Key Points about Hemifacial Microsomia (HFM)

  • In HFM, one side of your baby’s face is underdeveloped. Your baby is born with this condition.
  • HFM often happens by chance. Sometimes this condition can run in families.
  • Children with HFM should be checked by a craniofacial anomalies team.
  • If your child has severe defects, he or she may need several surgeries to fix them.


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Providers Who Treat Hemifacial Microsomia

    Departments that Treat Hemifacial Microsomia

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Our team of pediatric plastic surgeons have dedicated their careers to plastic surgery procedures for babies, children and teens.

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    Cleft and Craniofacial Program

    The Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Children's National brings together experts from 10 pediatric disciplines to provide complete care for children with craniofacial disorders. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team helps more than 400 children every year.