Bilateral Cleft Lip – Successful Primary Correction

This 3-month old baby boy was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate deformity. His parents who hail from Agartala were very troubled over his condition. Mother had difficulty feeding him and he became underweight. They decided to get the best treatment for their son. An extensive research for the best cleft lip and palate surgeon followed. This led them straight to our hospital for treatment.
Cleft lip and palate deformity correction surgeon Dr SM Balaji examined the patient. He explained the treatment plan to the parents. This would be through Paul Black’s cleft repair technique. The parents were in complete agreement with the treatment plan.
Following surgery, the baby’s appearance improved very much and he was able to feed well. He soon began gaining weight, much to the mother’s delight. The parents were very pleased with the results as there was minimal to no scar formation. Cleft palate correction will be at a later date.

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