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Vascular Malformation Removal

Vascular malformations are a tangle of blood and lymphatic vessels that are congenital, or present at birth. Although they can look like hemangiomas in appearance, they do not disappear on their own or fade as the child gets older but instead grow larger. These formations can be disfiguring when they occur on the head, face or neck and can cause health risks. Removal takes the specialized skill of an experienced facial reconstructive surgeon that can protect the health and appearance of the patient.

Dr. Joseph Rousso has the unique set of skills, training, education and experience necessary to perform complex reconstructive surgeries such as vascular malformation removal. As a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive experience in pediatric reconstructive procedures, he offers the highest level of expertise for those seeking this type of procedure. Dr. Rousso understands the complexities that can occur with facial congenital defects, with many years of experience in this specialized area of plastic surgery.

Types of Vascular Malformations

Vascular malformations are classified by the types of vessels that make up the growth. There are four main types, with some malformations being a mixed blend of different vessels. The types include:

  • Venous
  • Venular (AKA port wine stains)
  • Arteriovenous
  • Lymphatic

Some of the mixed varieties include Klippell Trenauney syndrome (KTS) and Parkes Weber syndrome.

Treatment depends on the type, location and size of the vascular formation. Surgical incision is one option, but there are also other procedures that can be used such as laser treatments, medications and sclerotherapy.

If you have a child with a facial vascular malformation that is causing disfigurement or medical issues, Dr. Rousso can be a valuable part of your medical team for treatment and removal. Contact our office in New York City to schedule a consultation to discuss your child’s case with Dr. Rousso. Learn about all of the options available for treatment.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
  • Dr. Rousso took his time and answered all of my questions or concerns. S. S.

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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.