Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

The surgery to fix birth defects of the upper lip and the roof of the mouth(palate) is the cleft lip and palate surgery. The abnormality in the formation of the upper lip is the cleft lip and the incompleteness of the roof of the mouth is the Orofacial cleft. These two defects may occur at the same time.One of the most common congenital deformities is the unilateral cleft lip. Out of every 1,000 babies born in the year 1 or 2 affect from this type of disorder. A surgical procedure to correct a groove-like defect in the lip is termed as Cleft lip repair or cheiloplasty.  The rotation advancement repair is a common type of cleft lip repair that occurs and this type of disorder is treated between three to six month of age. The type of severity and deformity differs for each surgical procedure. After the cleft surgery the patient can be able to eat, speak, hear ,breathe, and regain a normal function and appearance of a normal person.

  • Track 1-1 Types of clefts
  • Track 2-2 Nasoalveolar molding
  • Track 3-3 Orofacial cleft
  • Track 4-4 Midfacial Changes
  • Track 5-5 Orthognathic Surgery
  • Track 6-6 Cleft repair with rhinoplasty
  • Track 7-7 Advancement in the surgical technique
  • Track 8-8 Orthodontic Treatment
  • Track 9-9 Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Track 10-10 Cheiloplasty

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