Cleft Lip Repair

20 clinic(s) offering Cleft Lip Repair treatment in 32 countries
Cleft Lip Repair
Dr. Piccard-Ami gave me thorough information, as well as complete follow-up care. I, being a gastric-bypass patient, prior to coming to see him, as well as botched procedures prior, was relieved by my results following reconstructive breast augmentation and a tummy tuck to remove scarring from previous intestinal exploratory surgery and twice botched breast augmentation. I was relieved to find a competent and professional who has honed his craft. Dr. Piccard-Ami's work was cut out for him, as I was a difficult case, he confidently and skillfully restored my self confidence. My gratitude thus far is immesurable. You're the best doc, thank you so much! When, I have more money.... my thighs are next!!!
February 2016
Absolutely wonderful. I received nothing but the best of care not only from Dr. Picard-Ami but from his whole staff. I am totally happy with the results and all the care and attention I received before, during and after the surgery.
June 2014
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Plastic Surgery Institute of Panama Verified

The Plastic Surgery Institute of Panama aims to provide the most sophisticated technology and solutions to their patients, and are committed to providing all the options and medical information available.

Dr. Sergio Arango Verified

Sergio Arango is a complete plastic surgery practice in Colombia that offers an extensive selection of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery treatments to achieve results that are beautiful and natural.

I am delighted with the result. The before and after care was excellent, I was given Dr Sterman's personal mobile number to contact him if I needed to after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr Sterman. If I were ever to get another surgery I would definitely return to this clinic!
December 2014
The results I obtained with Dr. Sterman are nothing short of stunning! From the initial consultation to the numerous follow-ups afterward, Dr. Sterman and his staff are professional, courteous, and do everything possible to ensure a positive experience while in Brazil. Despite traveling alone, I always felt I had the support and assistance I needed from start to finish (Dr. Sterman provides his personal cell and home phone--a gesture you’ll be hard pressed to find in the US). And, as a healthcare professional, I thoroughly reviewed all the options (both in the US and abroad), but did not find anyone who could match the expertise or years of experience of Dr. Sternman. He is, without question, a world class surgeon. Moreover, the hospital where I had the operation was superb, the nurses: attentive, and the general ambiance: clean and pleasant. I had post-op consultations with Dr. Sterman every two days for two weeks to ensure proper healing. And when each consultation is accompanied with a relaxing facial massage set amid chic, white decor, one quickly realizes that having plastic surgery with Dr. Sterman is much more than some quick nip/tuck, it’s a holistic approach to ensure the best results. As for the results, I have yet to go to a restaurant, the beach, or the mall without someone asking for my number. Before the surgery, that NEVER happened! I could not be more pleased with the results! If you’re looking for the best, then you’ve arrived... -TE, USA
October 2009
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Sterman Clinic Verified

Take an awe-inspiring look behind the doors of Silvio Sterman Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Clinic significantly famed for its world-class plastic and reconstructive surgery, congenital defects and other complimentary procedures.

Dr. Granado Tiagonce Verified

The plastic surgery clinic of Dr. Granado Tiagonce in Madrid is distinguished by the highest quality of personal service, commitment to safety and patient confidentiality, and superior results that encompass the entire body.

International Cosmetic Surgery Center Verified

The clinic is one of Belgium’s finest plastic surgery practices offering aesthetic surgery options at economically affordable prices.

What is Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Repair?

A cleft palate is an opening between the roof of the mouth and the nasal cavity. The palate and the lip are independent and grow separately; however a combination of a cleft palate and a cleft lip can occur. The cleft lip appears as a narrow opening or gap in the skin of the upper lip that extends all the way to the base of the nose.

 

Both are birth defects caused in the formation period of the cranium, mouth and lips during fetal development. In both the cleft palate and the cleft lip, the opening may be on the left, the right or both sides. Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery is designed to close the gap in the palate or the lip and correct the shape and function of either or both. The objective of this procedure is to improve speech, nasal function, nursing and feeding, as well as the overall appearance.

 

A Good Candidate for Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Repair

Children between the ages of 9 and 18 months are good candidates. It is better to wait until your child is at an age where he or she can handle the intensity of an operation, as all surgical operations may place stress on the body and requires time to heal.

 

Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Repair Procedure

The first step is a detailed consultation with your surgeon who will determine the best method to achieving your desired end results. The surgeon makes an incision on both sides of the cleft, joining the muscle to the skin from the palate extensively all the way up to the nostril, if necessary. A second operation is typically not necessary. Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate repair is an inpatient procedure, which means that the patient stays in the hospital for a given amount of time. For this particular surgery, the patient will stay in the hospital for a total of about 7 days.

 

Average Duration of Surgery: 2 hours