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Any Long Term Adulthood Effects After Repaired Cleft Lip Or Palate
Cleft lip and palate: Ideally, once a cleft lip or palate is repaired, there will be normal growth and speech development. However, there are inherent risks with surgery for cleft lip and palate. The biggest of these risks lies with cleft palate surgery, where an opening in the palate may recur leading to a nasal voice and passage of liquids between the nasal and oral cavity. Treatment requires further surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Are talking about the immediate effects of surgery? (swelling, pain, etc.) or are you asking about normal appearance and function (i.e. Looking like someone without a cleft?). Your child will always have scars from the repair. Unusually the short-term effects of the surgery go away in a week or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cleft: Tissue heals in 7-10 days. Bone takes 12 weeks. Your son should be back to normal activity depending on the size of the cleft in3-4 weeks please check with the surgeon. ...Read more
ACP-CPF: The american cleft palate-craniofacial foundation has an excellent web site with information about these disorders (http://www.Acpa-cpf.Org). Also, if there is a university hospital close to you, check there. These are usually handled through multispecialty clinics that bring a number of disciplines together to manage these patients. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical Team: Cleft lip and palate repair requires a medical team made up of several specailists. The end goal is to surgically repair the defect in a way that maintains functionality of lips, palate, and associated structures, as well as to create an esthetic looking result. Repair may includes surgery and may require appliance wear as well as other therapies along the way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lip by 3 months.: Lip repair is usually done by 3 months old, and palate repair by 10 months before speech begins. The age of lip repair is not critical, and most surgeons do not feel that the risks of early (ie 0-4 weeks old) outweigh the theoretical benefits. So, repair at birth is frowned on by most cleft centers and surgeons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am looking for an excellent surgeon to repair a bilateral cleft lip and palate. What should I search for?
Cleft surgeons: I suggest looking at the nearest academic hospital and calling to see if they have a craniofacial team experienced in cleft lip and palate repair. The team will include the surgeon, ent, dentist, speech therapist, nurse, and social worker, all of whom will have had significant experience in treating these children and assisting their families. In the nyc area, i recommend nyu. Best, /nsn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cleft palate surgery: Follow the post op instructions given by the surgeon. Ask them all of your questions. They are the best one to help you and your son thru this healing period. Good luck. ...Read more
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