Cleft correction: A follow up case of 34 years.
This patient is now 34 years old.
She came to us 8 odd years ago with lots of secondary deformities… she had a scar on the upper lip from the primary cleft surgery done elsewhere. Her speech was far from clear and intelligible and nasal. Her smile was so bad, she would always want to keep her lips pursed. Her chewing was difficult as she had a severe underbite and her upper jaw was behind ( maxillary hypoplasia).
In a stepwise manner, one by one, all her issues were sorted out by the craniofacial team here @ Richardsons headed by Prof Dr. Sunil Richardson ( www.facesurgeon.in ) ( https://drsunilrichardson.com)
Visiting professor, Stanford University, California, USA
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Starcare Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
Her last treatment was performed over 7 years ago and she has now come for a general review. It’s such a delight to meet such patients who are grateful to you forever… also so nice to meet her husband and her family.
It’s our goal to make each and every kid and adult with cleft lip and cleft palate to make like any other… so that they don’t have that ‘special’ status anymore!!