Title

Parents Speak Out: Facial Plastic Surgery for Children with Down Syndrome

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2003

Abstract

Facial plastic surgery has been advocated as a way to improve the physical functioning, appearance and social acceptance of children with Down syndrome. However, there are also those opposed to this surgery due to concerns about its effectiveness, and potential physical and psychological risks. This qualitative study examined comments of 250 parents of children with Down syndrome and categorized their responses into positive and negative themes.

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