Cleft and Craniofacial

         Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery is the correction of congenital clefts of the face. The surgery for cleft lip is usually done at 3 months of age, whereas, the cleft palate is repaired at 1 yr age. Alveolar bone grafting which is performed at 8-10 yrs helps the teeth come in proper position and improves appearance. Thereafter, revision surgery such and rhinoplasty and orthognathic surgery to significantly improve appearances are undertaken at 16-21 yrs age.

        Rare Craniofacial Cleft Syndromes such as facial clefts require meticulous planning and skill and can significantly improve facial appearance of the child.

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