Vascular Anomalies

Vascular Anomalies

The Vascular Anomalies team treats infantile hemangioma, capillary malformations (also known as port-wine stains), venous malformation, lymphatic malformation and arteriovenous malformation, in addition to rarer vascular anomalies. Vascular anomalies look like a birthmark but are defected and enlarged blood vessels. These anomalies can occur at birth or up to several years after birth. They can be congenital, developed during pregnancy, as a part of a syndrome, or acquired by trauma. Normally, vascular anomalies are found on the head or neck.

Picture of toddler patient after vascular anomaly removed Before
before picture of infant patient with vascular anomaly

Before and After Photos

Picturing what their child will look like after surgery gives our families hope and great expectations. Meet some of our patients who face the world with confidence today and tomorrow after comprehensive, personalized care.


  • Armani was treated for a hemangioma on his left cheek. Starting at 2 months old he underwent treatment, and is pictured after treatment at 17 months old.

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The Team Approach

The team approach at The Fogelson Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Center at Children’s Health℠ includes specialists from many other divisions within the hospital to provide comprehensive care for our patients, often addressing all of their needs in one place, during a single visit.

Vascular Anomalies Surgery Locations

Patients are seen for surgeries at our Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano campuses. Evaluations and follow-up appointments take place at the Dallas and Plano campuses.

Treating Nasal Hemangiomas

Our approach to treating nasal hemangiomas is to use the appropriate combination of all hemangioma treatment types considering the age of the patient, and the site, size and effect of the hemangioma on the rest of the nose. We offer medical therapy such as Propranolol, different types of LASER, and surgery both to remove the swelling and to reconstruct the nose to give the overall best long-term result for your child.

Meet the Care Team