CLEFT LIP & CLEFT PALATE
General Names :Ruptured Lip or Ruptured Palate.
Technical Name : CLEFT LIP & CLEFT PALATE
CLEFT LIP & CLEFT PALATE Defined :
Both Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate are Congenital Deformities i,e, Children are born with these deformities for reasons not yet fully known. Proper Speech and Proper Feeding / eating are the immediate casualties. However Plastic Surgery offers options to correct these deformities. Let us first understand the two terms clearly :
Cleft : It refers to a gap between two things.
Cleft Lip :
By nature our Upper lips are joined in fact the left and the right upper lift jointly form the upper lips. A condition where the left and the right lift are not fused by birth is a situation referred to as Cleft Lip.
Cleft Palate :
Similarly by nature the roof of our mouth (PALATE) is joined in the middle. This whole joint left and right palate are called PALATE. A condition where the left and the right palate are not fused by birth is referred to as Cleft Palate.
Treatment Of CLEFT LIP & CLEFT PALATE Advised To :
Normally children born either without fused palette or without fused lips are benefited from this treatment.
For Newborns :
Who Can Operate :
A good Plastic Surgeon - M.Ch. - Plastic Surgery and widely experienced with such surgeries.
The job of the plastic surgeon is to join the disjoint Lips / Palates so that there is any difference in the appearance between a normal child and a child born with the deformities.
Normal procedure involves incision on both the affected sides and joining them.
The resulting scar will remain prominent initially but then fade to a great extent later on. This scar can be further treated using other types of treatments for fading it further.
There could be several other issues related to this which can not be generalized and have to be dealt on a case to case basis.
Period Of Treatment :
Dependent on the condition. Expect a short duration operating procedure – nothing too major. May be 3 nights of hospitalization.
Post operative Treatment :
This has to be dealt on case to case basis.
Facts That You Should Know:
Normally the services of Dentists and ENT specialists will be required concurrently.
Before & After Pictorial View :
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Cleft Lip Cleft Lip
Estimated Average Cost Of Treatment :
For List Of available Costs Click on PRICES. Basis Of Valuation Is (INR = Indian Rupee). Costs vary from Hospital to Hospital and Clinic to Clinic, hence Near Real Costs Can Be Arrived at On Case To Case Basis – depending on the specific needs (CUSTOMIZATION) of the individual.
Facilities Available :
We have Listed these under the heading of FACILITIES the cost of availing any of these is in addition to the cost of treatment.
Contact Surgeon/ Consultant :
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During your personal consultation the doctor will provide with the details of the suitable procedure and more complete information, answer any questions that you may have, and address specific goals and expectations.
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