Cleft surgery is a specialized surgical procedure performed to repair a cleft lip or cleft palate. A cleft lip is a condition where the upper lip has a split or opening, while a cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth. These conditions can occur due to genetic factors, environmental factors, or a combination of both.
Cleft surgery is typically performed in infancy or early childhood, as early intervention can improve speech, hearing, and feeding abilities, as well as prevent social and emotional issues later in life. The surgery involves repairing the cleft and reconstructing the lip and/or palate to restore proper function and aesthetic appearance.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and may require several stages to achieve optimal results. The recovery period may involve discomfort and swelling, but most children can return to normal activities within a few weeks.
At our clinic, we have a team of skilled and experienced surgeons who specialize in cleft surgery. We provide comprehensive care and support for children and families throughout the entire surgical process, from consultation to recovery. Our goal is to help children with cleft lip and palate lead healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives. If you have any questions or concerns about cleft surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us.