Primary lip repair for unilateral cleft lip and palate

Baby girl with unilateral cleft lip and palate presents for surgery

This is a 3-month old baby girl from Guwahati born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. Her parents were very disturbed over this. They decided to search the Internet for the best cleft lip and palate repair surgeon. This brought them straight to our hospital seeking treatment for her cleft deformity. They expressed their anxieties over their daughter’s condition.

Patient examined and surgical plan presented to parents

Cleft lip and palate repair specialist Dr SM Balaji examined the patient. His decision was to perform the modified Millard’s technique. The parents were in complete agreement with his treatment plan.

Successful surgical correction of cleft lip

Surgery for the little girl was a resounding success. Following surgery, she looked like any other baby girl of her age with minimal to no scar. The parents were very pleased with the results.

Cleft palate correction surgery will be at a later date.

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