Smile your way through Cleft Repair Surgery

Smile your way through Cleft Repair Surgery

Orofacial cleft (or simply cleft) is an oral and facial deformation that can be identified during early pregnancy. Cleft lip and cleft palate are very common birth defects where the baby may be born with an opening in the lip and/or on the roof of the mouth (palate). It occurs when the tissues of the mouth and lip do not properly join together. It may occur on one or both sides of the face. However, the cleft can be easily treated through Cleft Repair Surgery.

Causes of cleft lip/palate

A baby may be born with one or both of the defects. A cleft is generally diagnosed early on when the baby is growing in the mother’s womb. While genetics and family history are common causes of this malformation, other environmental factors like certain medications and nutrient deficiencies in the expectant mother also increase the chances of the baby being born with a cleft.

Other related problems

A cleft is not merely a physical deformity; in most cases, it also causes other problems related to feeding, dental health, and speech. Many children are also at a great risk of middle ear fluid build-up, in turn, leading to hearing loss. This needs to be periodically monitored.

Cleft repair surgery

Cleft repair surgery is a reliable procedure to correct the cleft lip and/or cleft palate. It is a type of plastic surgery aimed at not only restoring a normal appearance but also restoring functions like breathing, eating, hearing and speaking.

Cleft lip surgery – It is generally carried out when the baby is about 3-6 months old. Cleft lip repair surgery is used to bridge the gap in the lip. This helps to give a normal structure to the upper lip. Here, the surgeon makes incisions on either side of the lip and stitches the layers of tissues together. If the condition is severe, then it is followed by another lip surgery.

Palate repair surgery – Unlike cleft lip surgery, a series of surgeries are performed to repair the palate as the child grows. The first palate repair surgery is conducted when the child is around 6-12 months old. It is a specialized technique to reposition the tissues of the palate together and rebuild the roof of the mouth. This is followed by further surgeries to ensure proper development of the child’s teeth and facial bones, improve speech and breathing and reduce the chances of fluid build-up in the ears.

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The treatment for cleft lip and palate is quite extensive. Dental and orthodontic treatment and speech therapy are carried out simultaneously. Some children need a bone graft at a later stage to support the permanent teeth and give proper shape to the upper jaw. Braces are recommended to straighten crooked and malformed teeth. Although the surgeries may seem tedious and stretched over a long period of time, the scars of the surgery fade away with age and normal functioning is restored.

Dealing with cleft

It is not easy for a child to undergo treatment and deal with the scars of surgery. It is imperative that you support and help them lead a normal life. Psychological counseling is important for the child as well as the parents.

Before the surgery, you must also research and find out essential details like cleft repair cost in Mumbai, surgeons etc. before taking a decision. This will make it easier for you to book the service and hospital of your choice.

Stay happy, Stay Healthy

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20 Replies to “Smile your way through Cleft Repair Surgery”

  1. Maine recently iske barey me jaana, jab Aishwarya ne 100 girls ke liye surgery ka bola
    Chaliye ab itna accha hai ki logo ko is mushkil se chutti mil jayegi, bahut taklif wali baat hai
    Thanks for sharing all details 👍👍

  2. I actually know someone who had to go through the palate surgery! It’s good to see the progress medicine has made, but it also makes me sad that some people need it!

  3. Wow a detailed and great post ……definitely share with my friends…i know a friend of mine had gone through this and how painful it was for her!!!

  4. Cleft repair is a big boon on the child as well as parents. I appreciate all the research that happens in this direction.

  5. Thanks for putting up details of Cleft repair surgery in the blog. I will surely share it with my friends to spread the awareness 🙂

  6. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan says: Reply

    I had a friend whose son was born witg cleft lip and had surgery at 3 months. Now his lip and facial features are absolutely normal and so is the functioning of his palate.
    Thank you for this informative article

  7. Good to read up about the cleft repair surgery. Recently I saw a child in the hospital with the cleft lip. It left me wondering how challenging it was for the mother to even feed the child. I could see she was trying hard to bottle feed him. Thank you for this valuable information that many will benefit from.

  8. A very serious issue which has some relief and yiu have penned it down skillfully. I am sure many will benefit reading this one.


  9. Hey that’s such an informative and detailed post. Thanks for sharing this

  10. A very helpful and informative post for many parents. One of my cousin had I know how difficult it is.

  11. momtasticworld says: Reply

    This is indeed an informative post and should be shared with all. Science is making human life better with each passing day 🙂

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  13. a relative of ours has been hassled and troubled because of the cleft lip. though their child is still young but they have been fretting. will share this with them 🙂

  14. I was aware about cleft lip since my pregnancy but was not aware about any solution for it…this surely is a great relief for parents

  15. Dine Delicious says: Reply

    How painful the journey is for people who has to go through all this. On the other hand we are lucky enough to have solutions to these problems these days.

  16. A great and simple way to spread awareness of how much progress the medical field has made in the last decade.

  17. This is such an informative post. Indeed its so painful for the child as well as for parents to deal with it. So glad to know how science is progressing and has found a solution to it.

  18. A well written informative post. the chain is all across india which is a good thing, especially when one travels -a good medical institute is a requirement.

  19. I didn’t know this much about this surgery. I always look for your detailed posts. I got to know about this surgery a lot. Now, I would surely take care and recommend the precautions to my relative who is suffering from this.

  20. I have a friend who has cleft lips but never went under the knife. It’s great that technology has advanced so much that we can bring smile to everyone’s face. A very helpful post!

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