Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
It is the condition in which a child is born with an opening or the splits in the upper lip or the palate (the roof of the mouth) or both. The conditions occur to newborn children with a lack of facial development. The whole facial structure does not get fulfilled. The baby can have only a cleft lip, a cleft palate or both a cleft lip and a cleft palate.
It is a common occurrence in a child. It can be an upsetting sight for us like this but it can be repaired. Experts perform a few surgeries to make sure everything is absolutely fine and the child is not feeling any discomfort from all these. With cleft, the child can experience eating issues, speech deterioration, growth issues etc. Surgeries can bring back the children into their usual selves and enable all the functionalities without any hassle.
A few of the treatment procedures that doctors perform to treat cleft lip and palate are discussed below –
Cleft Lip repair: The plastic surgeon will perform the surgery of the cleft lip first. The aim is
- • To close the gap between lips.
- • Improve the physical appearance of the child’s nose and the upper lip.
Cleft Palate Repair: The procedure is performed when the child grows a bit more. The goal of this surgery is to –
- • Close the opening in-between the nose and the mouth.
- • Make sure foods and drinks do not get spilled out from the nose.
- • A functional palate that works perfectly while speaking.
The surgeon provides general anaesthetic to the child before proceeding with the surgery. Our hospital is well-equipped with industry-standard equipment for performing cleft surgeries effortlessly under our experienced group of doctors and professionals.
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