Cleft Lip Surgery(Cheiloplasty)
Cleft lip is a congenital deformity of the upper lip where there is a gap known as a cleft due to which the skin, muscle may be missing. It can also involve the gums. Sometimes it involves the nose as well.
Causes of Cleft Lip:
In utero exposure to age, certain medications, cigarette smoking, alcohol exposure and other factors are known risk factors.
Types of Cleft lip:
Unilateral cleft lip or bilateral cleft lip – complete or incomplete and all of its variants. Irrespective if the nature of the defect, near normal or normal anatomical reconstruction of the defect is 100 per cent possible
What problems are faced by these babies?
The primary problem faced by such babies is feeding difficulties. Also, the esthetics are hampered. The child will have speech problems as well. The treatment needs to be rendered quickly in order to eliminate such problems in the future.
What is the best treatment modality for Cleft lip?
The best treatment modality is a combined team effort. Here at Richardson’s dental and craniofacial Hospitalwe have a craniofacial team with experienced members who include craniofacial surgeons, paediatricians, anesthesiologists, maxillofacial surgeons, ENT surgeons, speech therapists, dentists, orthodontists. This ensures that all basic safety is met and at the same time best possible functional and aesthetic goals are achieved. We here believe that these kids are no different that than kids with clefts and so it’s our goal and aims to restore them both functionally and cosmetically like any other child.
Our protocol for Cleft lip surgery:
The cleft lip surgery is undertaken when the child weighs 5 kgs or more. However, kids with lesser body weight can also be operated safely.
Why choose to get your kids operated at Richardsons dental and craniofacial Hospital?
We have an experience of around 10,000 cases, documented over the last 15 years of cleft and craniofacial expertise.
Our Team of experienced doctors makes sure that the best care and treatment is rendered to the baby. The quality is consistently achieved with the ability to constantly transform these special kids into kids without clefts.
With worldwide experience and recognition of the quality of work rendered thus far we promise to provide only the best treatment for your child.