This is a 3-month old baby girl from Jammu. She was born with a unilateral cleft lip & palate. Her parents brought her to our hospital for treatment. An Internet search pointed to our hospital as being the best center for cleft repair.
Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. SM Balaji examined the patient. He performed the primary cleft lip repair surgery using Modified Millard’s technique. Following surgery, the baby’s appearance became normal. The parents were very happy with the results as she hardly had any post-surgical scars. Cleft palate correction surgery will be at a later date.